Clik | Edition 15 | December 2021.


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, we present evocative journeys and sensory experiences that are moored in local culture but travel the world to resonate with audiences worldwide!

We hope, with this e-digest, to stay meaningfully connected with you, to discover and engage with the unique, local characteristics as well as the shared, global dimensions of the dynamic, ongoing intercultural dialogue between India and Korea.

Best wishes for a healthy, creatively stimulating and wholly fulfilling 2022! Season’s Greetings. 계 절 인사말.

Changing, Connected moments

The 2021 Busan International Art Fair with UNICEF

Changing, Connected moments

Date: Thursday, 2 December 2021 | Time: 12.00 p.m. KST

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The annual Busan International Art Fair aims to present the artwork of talented artists from Korea and around the world. Since 2015, there has been a concerted effort to present a cross-section of Indian artist on a regular basis. The 20th edition of the Busan International Art Fair is set to open on 2 December 2021 at BEXCO, Busan. The artwork of 14 artists drawn from across India will be showcased, both on-site and via an online platform this year.

Offline Exhibition: 2 - 6 Dec ember 2021 at BEXCO, Busan, Korea.
Online Exhibition: 2 December 2021 - 2 March 2022.

The works of the following Indian artists will be presented both on-site and via the online platform of the forthcoming edition of the Busan International Art Fair 2021.

• Shilpa Kishore Patole • Tejswini Narayan Sonawane • Shuhangi Sakpal • Vijay Sakpal • Vijay Bhandare • Prachi Sahasrabudhe • Nandkumar Yashwant Kulaye • Nandesha Shanthi Prakash • Alphonso Arul Doss • RM. Palaniappan • Jyothi Kalra • Smita Jain

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Two projects at the Chennai Photo Biennale

Sweeping the Forest Floor and Community of Parting by Jane Jin Kaisen
Chicken Run by Parvathi Nayar and Nayantara Nayar

Digital Launch: 8 December 2021.

9 December, 2021 to 6 February, 2022.

Date: Wednesday, 8 December 2021 | Time: 7.00 p.m. IST

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We are delighted to support the presentation of two compelling projects at 'Maps of Disquiet', the forthcoming edition of the Chennai Photo Biennale.

Titled “Maps of Disquiet”, the third edition of the Chennai Photo Biennale will reflect on the exigencies of our times: resisting majoritarian impositions, ecological collapse, and technological dystopias by reclaiming pluralities of thought, voices, and art, and building new networks of solidarity and care. Curated by: Arko Datto (Kolkata, India), Bhooma Padmanabhan (Chennai, India), Boaz Levin (Berlin, Germany) and Kerstin Meincke (Essen, Germany), the biennale brings together artists and practices that explore the representation of labour, urban imaginaries, the commons, economic and migratory flows, archaeology and mining, and what anthropologist Arjun Appadurai, describing growing hostility towards minorities across the world, refers to as a ‘fear of small numbers’.

The third edition will kickstart with a set of digital journals which will be made available in the upcoming days as a precursor to the showcases and programs. All artist exhibitions will have a presence online on and the digital launch will take place on the eve of 8 December, 2021 and some works will have physical presence in intimate forms in public spaces across the city of Chennai, India. There are many exciting formats and programs planned that include both in-person and virtual guided tours with the curators, special virtual tours and programs for college and school students, hybrid talks and discussions, workshops and activity corners for children and adults alike to enjoy in this edition.

Sweeping the Forest Floor (2020) and Community of Parting (2019) by Jane Jin Kaisen.

Community of Parting, 2019, Jane Jin Kaisen.
Sweeping_the_Forest_Floor Sweeping the Forest Floor, 2020, Jane Jin Kaisen.

Sweeping the Forest Floor (2020) and Community of Parting (2019), will be presented as part of the online exhibition as well as in the Screening Room at Goethe Institut, Chennai. With Community of Parting, Kaisen represented Korea in the 58th Venice Biennale, at the exhibition History Has Failed Us, but No Matter curated by Hyunjin Kim. She was awarded “Exhibition of the Year 2020” by AICA - International Association of Art Critics, Denmark for the exhibition Community of Parting at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and awarded the Montana ENTERPRIZE at Kunsthallen Brandts in Denmark in 2011.

Jane Jin Kaisen (born 1980 in Jeju Island, lives in Copenhagen) is a visual artist and Professor at the School of Media Arts, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Her practice combines mediums such as video installation, performance, experimental film, photography and text, to speak about memory, migration, belonging and loss. Kaisen adopts a strong feminist voice that is layered and intersubjective, to speak of both individual experience and collective memory. Her works are informed by extensive interdisciplinary research and documentation.

Chicken Run by Parvathi Nayar & Nayantara Nayar.

"Mr H at his Chicken Farm, Chennai, 1956" (Photo credit, Parvathi Nayar).
Sweeping_the_Forest_Floor Chicken Run. (Photo credit, Parvathi Nayar).

Chicken Run is a photography installation by Parvathi Nayar and Nayantara Nayar, for the Chennai Photo Biennale (CPB) drawn from the art and storytelling project Limits of Change commissioned by InKo Centre

In 2019, two interdisciplinary creators, artist Parvathi Nayar and playwright Nayantara Nayar, approached InKo Centre with a project titled ‘Limits of Change’, which looked at a little-remembered but incredibly powerful moment in Indo-Korean history. They have since been working with support from the InKo Centre to realise the scale and breadth of this art+storytelling project about the Custodian Forces of India (CFI) who went as peacekeepers to Korea after the Korean War in 1953.

The first major public iteration of this project, which is titled Chicken Run, looks at the life of a Korean Prisoner of War who came to India with the CFI, and is being presented at the Chennai Photo Biennale.

Do sign up for the CPB newsletter for details of the launch and programmes starting Thursday, 9 December, 2021.

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27 November, 2021 : Parvathi and Nayanatara's podcast with Bhooma Padmanabhan will be released as part of CPB's digital Journal Issue 1, online at

8 December 2021 at 7 p.m: Digital launch of CPB: Edition 3.

11 December 2021 at 5 pm : Bhooma Padmanabhan in conversation with Jane Jin Kaisen (Hybrid format) at Goethe-Institut Chennai. Click . This will also be be livestreamed for audiences outside Chennai. Click

13 December 2021 at 11.00 p.m. IST Chase Event - Chicken Run with Artist (Parvathy Nayar & Nayantara Nayar). Click
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15 December 2021 1.20 p.m. to 3.20 p.m. IST: Screening at the Screening Room, Goethe Institut Chennai - A Story of War | Building Enclosures | Re-crossing Waters by Parvathi & Nayantara Nayar; Community of Parting by Jane Jin Kaisen.

(The films will be screened at the same time on a loop at the same venue on 18, 22, 25, 26 December 2021; 15, 16, 19, 22, 26, 29 January 2022 and 2 and 5 February 2022)

18 December 2021 at 6.00 p.m. IST: A conversation with Parvathi Nayar and Nayantara Nayar at the Goethe Institut, Chennai. This will also be live streamed for audiences outside Chennai.

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To view both Jane Jin Kaizen and Parvathi and Nayantara's evocative projects, access the Chennai Photo Biennale web page

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K-Sori - Episode 4

Remidas & Hansako

Remidas & Hansako

Date: Thursday, 9 December 2021 | Time: 6.00 p.m. IST


K-Sori, is an episodic series presented in association with Lotte Foundation, Noreum Machi and Nowpan Korea, to showcase emergent young musicians from Korea who provide a contemporary twist to traditional instrumentation and compositions. The series presents select winners of the annual Chulsapyo competition that began in 2015 in Korea to provide scholarships to high school and college students to encourage them to study gugak (traditional Korean music) and create qualitative compositions using traditional Korean instruments. The series celebrates the spirit of this initiative which aims to nurture, preserve and promote traditional Korean music amongst young musicians and a contemporary audience, both in Korea and around the world.

Episode 4 - Remidas & Hansako

Remidas 리마이더스

Remidas comprises geomungo player Kim Minyeong and gayageum player Park Jihyeon, both of whom perform creative music with open-mindedness. Since 2015, these two musicians have been exploring and developing the timbres and techniques expressed through improvisation and creating music based on such experimentation. They create music based on traditional compositions and combine this with improvisational music, or the present-day sinawi, i.e. a type of traditional Korean music performed improvisationally by a musical ensemble to accompany the rites of Korean shamanism.



"Rise" is a piece about the stagnation that we face in our lives and our desire for growth through experience and effort.

"Rise" is Remidas' first composition, in which the solo performance and the duo’s endless interaction using exotic scales stand out. This features the strumming of the geomungo and the plucking of the gayageum, to indicate that constant effort and experience will be the driving force of our life, signifying growth and prosperity.

Performers & Instruments

Kim MinyeongGeomungo (거문고)

Park JihyeonGayageum (가야금)

Hansako 한사코

Hansako means to 'struggle with death'. The musicians aim to explore traditional musical expressions that resonate and reflect the contemporary era.



Adverb displays the emotions and narratives of the characters of the pansori Jeokbyeokga. The music begins with the modification in the stories of each character and of the war, as shown in Jeokbyeokga. The musicians aim to maximize the expression by focusing on the modifications of the mood, sense and emotions that can be felt in a war-like situation, which can be terse and yet, most instinctive.

Performers & Instruments

Lee Eunhui - 12-String Gayageum Byeongchang (가야금)

Kim Solji - Percussion (퍼커션)

O Chorong - Piri (피리), Saenghwang (생황)

Ji Yujeong - Low-range Gayageum Byeongchang (가야금)

For two scintillating performances in Episode 4 of this series, tune in to on Thursday, 9 December 2021 at 6.00 p.m. IST.

The link to view the performance will be accessible until Sunday, 9 January 2022.

The K-Sori series is presented in association with

Dance on Film - Episode 5

Structure-Making Bolero


Date: Friday, 17 December 2021 | Time: 5.00 p.m. IST


Dance on Film is a specially curated series of contemporary dance projects developed by the Korean National Contemporary Dance Company. The series, co-presented by InKo Centre and the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company, will comprise a total of 5 films, varied in theme and technique, to present some of the most exciting choreographers and dancers in Korea today. With the pandemic looming large, the films provide a window to the resilience of the artists in these unprecedented times, acknowledge the march of technology and the blurring of the real and the virtual and examines deeper fundamental questions of co-existence between Man and Nature and of the possibility of transformation and resurgence through art.

The screening of the performance, will be followed by Talking Dance: On Screen, a panel discussion with practitioners and industry experts from Korea and India, curated by the Attakkalari Centre of Movement Arts, a leading organisation that holistically nurtures contemporary dance practice, based in Bangalore, India.

In Episode 5 of this series, we present Structure-Making Bolero based on the visual grammar that combines two apparently disparate processes and elements to show its atmosphere and metaphorical mise-en-scène.

Directors Kim Seoljin, Iwa
Music LIVETOTHE ; Jung Jong-im, Choi Hyewon
Cast Kim Kisoo Kim Bongsu, Kim Seoljin, Seo Ilyoung, Shin Sangmi, Lee Jungmin, Jung Juryeong, Jung Jong-im, Choi Hyewon
Shooting Act Von Film Studio Wacko
Editor Iwa
Archive Choreography-view Yang Eunhye

By showing the bold attempt of deconstructing the conventional ‘Bolero’ through the premiere of Three Bolero in 2017 and in 2018, Making Bolero has become a signature repertoire of the Korean National Contemporary Dance Company's repertoire, satisfying the popularity and artistry of contemporary dance. The question posed is if “deconstruction and destruction of the Bolero - would be a way of creating a real Bolero?” The work features choreography based on an approach to the structure of Bolero using the sounds of everyday life and music in which ordinary noises expand into the rhythms of Bolero. This dance film will be a new adaptation of Making Bolero based on the visual grammar combining these two seemingly disparate elements, to show its atmosphere and metaphorical mise-en-scène.

To view the performance, click on on Friday, 17 December 2021 at 5.00 p.m. IST. The Talking Dance: On Screen discussion follows soon after the screening.

The link to view the performance, will be accessible until Thursday, 23 December 2021.

Dance on Film
is presented in association with
Korea National Contemporary Dance Company

Talking Dance: On Screen is presented in association with attakkalari

The Cultural Heritage Series - Episode 6

Iri Hyangje Julpungnyu (String Ensemble of Iri)

Cultural Heritage Series

Date: Wednesday, 22 December 2021 | Time: 6.00 p.m. IST


Cultural heritage provides both tangible and intangible representations of the values, beliefs, traditions and lifestyles of prior generations, which through careful preservation, continue to have relevance in contemporary times.

The Cultural Heritage Series aims to focus episodically on introducing and celebrating singular aspects of Korea's cultural traditions. In the sixth episode of this series, we focus on Iri Hyangje Julpungnyu which is a piece of instrumental music handed down in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, depicting the scene of Shakyamuni preaching the Lotus Sutra, at Vulture Peak, Gijjhakuta Hill. Iri Hyangje Julpungnyu, which originated in Iksan in 1958, is played on eight instruments geomungo (six-stringed zither), gayageum (twelve-stringed zither), yanggeum (dulcimer), piri (flute), daegeum (bamboo flute), haegeum (two-stringed fiddle), danso (vertical notched flute) and janggu (hourglass-shaped drum). The composition comprises 15 separate pieces of music.

Iri Hyangje Julpungnyu (String Ensemble of Iri)

Iri Hyangje Julpungnyu is a piece of instrumental music handed down in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, depicting the scene of Shakyamuni preaching the Lotus Sutra, at Vulture Peak, Gijjhakuta Hill. Iri Hyangje Julpungnyu, which originated in Iksan in 1958, is played on eight instruments geomungo (six-stringed zither), gayageum (twelve-stringed zither), yanggeum (dulcimer), piri (flute), daegeum (bamboo flute), haegeum (two-stringed fiddle), danso (vertical notched flute) and janggu (hourglass-shaped drum). The composition comprises 15 separate pieces of music.

Iri Hyangje Julpungnyu was designated as an Intangible Cultural Heritage asset in 1985.

Tune in to on Wednesday, 22 December 2021 at 6.00 p.m. IST.

The Cultural Heritage Series

is presented in association with
The National Intangible Heritage Center,
Republic of Korea.

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