We are delighted to connect with you virtually at the click of a button! We invite you to join us, whenever you are ready, from wherever you are, on myriad creative journeys, where with valued partners in India and in Korea, we explore new pathways and experiences, re-visit the magic of past performances and exciting exhibitions or present those newly imagined from creation to reception and distribution on digital platforms. In this edition, through virtual presentations and specially commissioned exhibitions, we present evocative journeys and sensory experiences that are moored in local culture but travel the world to resonate with audiences worldwide!
Join us at Annyeong Station, a platform created for episodic conversations and interactions with K-wave enthusiasts, industry specialists and influencers, who examine the phenomenon of Hallyu or the Korean wave and its impact on positioning Korea as an aspirational brand. Also on offer is a fun K-learn platform that provides - an opportunity to engage informally with the Korean language.
We invite you to Prism, InKo Centre's virtual gallery, a boundless space to effectively present artistic intent and to connect with audiences in the most meaningful and sensorial manner possible. It is envisaged as an online platform for representation, refraction and reflection of creative ideas and expressions by artists from India and Korea. View specially commissioned exhibitions and other interactions in this virtual space.
We hope, with this e-digest, to stay meaningfully connected with you, to discover, engage and connect with the unique, local characteristics as well as the shared, global dimensions of the dynamic, ongoing intercultural dialogue between India and Korea.
A play that rings out a universal message about the cyclical nature of existence, of balancing the ups and downs and of the power of positive thinking, empathy and laughter as a panacea, especially in difficult times.
InKo Centre, in association with valued local partners in Korea and India, has
consistently presented high quality productions for children and family audiences, across a vibrant circuit in South India.
Our focus has been to present exceptional performances from Korea and to look
out for opportunities to research and develop new, vibrant Indo-Korean collaborative theatre productions for children.
We are delighted this year to virtually present Junk Clown by Hyunjang Theater Company to continue to share the magic of theatre, specially created for children! The production was all set to tour India on our Children’s Festival circuit but the exigencies of the present moment has meant that the performance will now be presented and viewed virtually.
Junk Clown centre stages clowns who love to frolic, always laughing and having fun together with endless games and pranks. Through creative games, the clowns play with discarded drums, bicycle handles, broken bowls and dented pots to take their audience on a fun-filled journey, inviting them to explore mazes as in an amusement park. They glide through the fields on bicycles.
They battle each other, flying on helicopters made with fans. They create storms and water with broken vacuum cleaners and water hoses. They meet elephants, frilled lizards and cobras in deserts. While the clowns have fun, there is a sudden downpour. The clowns look up to the sky realising that the rain which might inconvenience them while at play, is also Nature’s gift to human beings, nurturing all life forms.
With recycled material, unbridled enthusiasm and joyful, uplifting energy, this
thought-provoking play, not just for children but for adults as well, rings out a universal message about the cyclical nature of existence, of balancing the ups and downs and of the power of positive thinking, empathy and laughter as a panacea, especially in difficult times. The production particularly resonates in the context of the pandemic, where mental and physical well-being has been challenged like never before.
We thank our local partners in India- The Little Festival, Chennai, Ranga Shankara, Bengaluru, The Korean Arts and Cultural Centre, Guntur and The Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hyderabad, for their support in promoting the virtual presentation of Junk Clown via their respective social media handles.
Non-verbal. Duration: 49 minutes.
Suitable for children above 4 as well as for family and adult audiences.
Presented in association with
Hyunjang Theater Company
with support from
Annyeong Station, is a newly initiated platform in our infotainment section, for conversation, interaction and exchange. With a focus on Korean popular culture, this online space will include three segments:
K-factor: with freewheeling discussions, fun facts, demos and personalised conversations, with invited guests and K-enthusiasts, on K-pop, food, drama and fashion.
K-lounge: with curated interactions with industry specialists and influencers.
K-learn: which offers specially crafted, short hobby courses to connect through interlocking examples of Hallyu or the Korean Wave, with representative words, phrases and sentences of the Korean language.
Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021 | Time : 6.00 p.m. IST
The K-factor platform offers freewheeling discussions, fun facts, demos and personalised conversations, with invited guests and K-enthusiasts, on K-pop, K-food, K-drama and K-fashion.
During this unprecedented pandemic and resultant lockdowns, food has moved centre stage - from providing immunity to being a stress-reliever; from finding new talented chefs and recipes online, to experiments at home with diverse cuisines. Korean cuisine or K-food, has been growing in popularity in India. Want to know more about this? Watch a demo and try out a few dishes on your own. Episode 1 on Annyeong Station’s K-factor platform focuses on K-food - top picks, recommendations as well as demo-cooking to highlight the uniqueness of popular Korean cuisine.
Episode 1 on Annyeong Station’s K-factor platform is an opportunity to interact,
learn, share, in an informal setting. Moderated by our Korean language student, Shwetaa, this episode will include interactions with invited guests and a demonstration to make the popular Korean dish, Japchae.
K-learn interactions comprise specially crafted, short hobby courses to connect
through interlocking examples of Hallyu or the Korean Wave, with representative words, phrases and sentences of the Korean language. The aim is to provide easy access to absorb words and turn of phrase, short sentences and colloquial expressions through presentations that are informal, fun and interactive.
Registrations are now open for Jaemittta! that commences in August 2021. To register and for further information, please contact InKo Centre -
T: 044 2436 1224 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing in white
an exhibition by Myoung Nam Kim at Prism
Date: Wednesday, 28 July 2021 | Time : 6.00 p.m. IST
Of reflection, refraction and transformation, memory and identity - a virtual
exhibition at Prism by Myoung Nam Kim.
Myoung Nam Kim’s Writing in white, is a deeply meditative experience that examines multiple layers in the process of creation, from careful overall observation to the type of material chosen and the inclusion of tacit records like lines and punctuation marks, generated by the protrusion of paper to format visually striking landscapes. Working primarily with hanji and Korean ink, there is in Myoung Nam Kim's work both stillness and restraint through which there pulsates a certain captivating rhythm and powerful energy. The resultant artwork created is, as the art critic Philippe Piguet, eloquently states, ‘an immaculately pure and peaceful spiritual landscape that blocks the visual verbiage of our times, leading us to an extraordinarily meditative space, an indescribable place of isolation. As a poet once lyrically stated, that place is ‘filled with order, beauty, luxury, peace and sensuality’.
While physical doors of gallery spaces remain closed, virtual doors have opened.
Following the opening of Prism, InKo Centre's virtual gallery, we are delighted to present Writing in white, a specially commissioned virtual exhibition by Korean artist, Myoung Nam Kim who creates unique artworks that exude both stillness and pulsating energy, harmoniously combining the versatility of hanji and the fluidity of Korean ink.
Comprising a virtual walkthrough, a film about the artist's work process and a
comprehensive list of relevant artworks, the exhibition invites you on a journey of discovery of the aesthetic beauty of Korean hanji and ink.
Writing in white, will be unveiled on Wednesday, 28 July 2021 at Prism - InKo Centre's virtual gallery.
The exhibition will be on view until 31 August 2021.