Clik | Edition 16 | January 2022.


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.

We look forward, as the year progresses, to connect with you in physical spaces and/or present a 'phygital', hybrid model that combines offline and online experiences in the most meaningful manner possible.

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

Recreated Sanjo

- a musical performance by Kyung-Hwa Ryu

Recreated Sanjo

Date: Wednesday, 12 January 2022 | Time: 6.00 p.m. IST


An evocative performance by Kyung-Hwa Ryu who is credited with reviving traditional instruments such as the cheolhyeongeum with compositions that combine traditional rigour with contemporary resonances. Recreated Sanjo, composed by Kyung-Hwa Ryu, aims to fuse 21st century aesthetics, sanjo philosophy and the grammar of traditional music.

Kyung-Hwa Ryu, a specialist of traditional Korean rhythms, deploys her multiple talents as composer, ensemble director and instrumentalist covering the range from pure Korean tradition to world music, from improvisation to creation. Kyung-Hwa Ryu, born in 1968, entered the world of Korean traditional music at the age of four when she began to take dancing lessons.

Kyung-Hwa Ryu trained at the National High School for Korean Traditional Music, at Seoul University and at the National University of the Arts, and she has a doctorate in musicology from Hanyang University. She plays the zither geomungo and performs various traditional dances, but it is in the art of the cheolhyeongeum and percussion instruments that she has, over the past few years, established her reputation as a performer and mediator between Korean traditional music and fusion music.

As an artistic director who awakens the sense of innovation and convergence based on tradition and traditional music, Kyung-Hwa Ryu work changes Korean traditional music of this era and presents Korean music of the future. Particularly noteworthy is her attempt to expand and evolve music by reviving Cheolhyeongeum, which was almost extinct!

Click on on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 at 6.00 p.m. IST.

The link to view the performance will be accessible until Tuesday, 25 January 2022.

The Human Spirit: Propositions on Resilience in these Irregular Times:

a virtual Indo-Korean Ceramic and Glass exhibition

Human Spirit

Date: Friday, 21 January 2022 | Time: 6.00 p.m. IST


The Human Spirit: Propositions on Resilience in these Irregular Times

Virtual group exhibition of ceramic and glass art by Korean and Indian artists.

This exhibition looks at the artistic interpretations of the concept of resilience of the human spirit especially post Covid pandemic, through the medium of ceramic and glass. Both are transformed through fire into new states of being. We examine the metaphor of rejuvenation, transformation, fluidity and permeability as attributes of both ceramics and glass through figurative, abstract and natural forms.

Names of participating Korean and Indian artists:
• Choi Hye Sook, Seoul
• Dipalee Daroz, New Delhi
• Hu Jung Eun, Seoul
• Jung Kwang Min, Gyeonggi-do
• Kang Kyoung Youn, Gyeonggi-do
• Lee Jae Joon, Gyeonggi-do
• Lee Tae Hoon, Gyeonggi-do
• Madhur Sen, New Delhi
• Oh Jung Sun, Seoul
• Rhee In Sook, Seoul
• Sisir Sahana, Shanti Niketan
• Srila Mookherjee, Kolkata
• Swagata Naidu, Ahmedabad
• Thomas Louis, Goa
• Trupti Patel, Baroda
• Vineeta Oswal & Manoj Pilli, Ahmedabad

Comprising a virtual walkthrough, short videos about the artists' work processes; informative notes from the curators and a comprehensive list of relevant artworks, the exhibition invites you on a journey of discovery of the aesthetic beauty and finesse of technique of ceramic and glass work by exceptionally talented artists from India and Korea.

Following the inauguration, complementary discussions and interactions will be presented at regular intervals, up to the close of the exhibition.

About the Curators:

Kristine Michael (India) and MuLim Park (Korea)

Kristine Michael is a ceramic artist and designer from National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, based in New Delhi. She is an arts educator, independent researcher, writer and curator, currently completing her PhD in art history from School of Arts and Aesthetics JNU.

MuLim Park secured a BFA in Ceramics from Hongik University, Korea in 1991. In 1996, he completed a BFA from the California Institute of Arts, U.S.A. and he secured an MFA from the same Institute in 1998. As an artist, he has participated in solo and group shows in Korea, Germany and has participated in workshops, conferences and residencies in Korea, Germany and Japan. He has curated several small and large-scale exhibitions in Seoul, Korea, in Eindhoven, Netherlands and in Singapore, to critical acclaim. As an arts administrator, he has been involved with the Mullae Art Space as a Committee Member, as a Non-executive Board Member of Junggu Cultural Foundation and as a Member of the Governance Committee for the Seoul Artists’ Platform. He has also managed Alternative Gallery Space operations such as the Jungdabang Project, The 3rd Place and Artspace Seoul13. For the exhibition at Prism, InKo Centre’s virtual gallery, MuLim has selected 8 Korean artists - 4 ceramic and 4 glass artists who show exemplary technique; thought-provoking concepts and finesse of presentation.

Click on to view this exhibition at Prism - InKo Centre's virtual gallery, on Friday, 21 January 2022 at 6.00 p.m. IST.

The exhibition will be on view until Thursday, 31 March 2022.

Annyeong Station - K-pop

Annyeong Station - K-pop

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: Saturday, 22 January 2022 | Time : 6.00 p.m. IST


In the next episode of K-factor, we focus on K-pop’s enduring appeal. Moderators Nithya & Anusha take you on an informative journey of revealing various facets of K-pop that have quite literally, taken the world by storm! With interesting anecdotes, lively personal stories and a breezy Q&A session, this episode will focus on how K-pop has impacted lives, often as harbingers of hope, with powerful, positive messages of love, compassion, fortitude and rejuvenation.

When I’m not a kid or an adult, when I’m just me, I shine the brightest.” — IU featuring G-Dragon, “Palette”.

This quote, just one of many from the K-pop world, is an aspirational reminder that whether young or one just needs to trust oneself t achieve one’s full potential.

The forthcoming episode hopes to share this world of inspiration with fellow fans to hopefully, incite curiosity and excitement with a fun and interactive session.

Click on on Saturday, 22 January 2022 at 6.00 p.m. IST.

The Cultural Heritage Series - Episode 7

Cheoyongmu: The Dance of Cheoyong

The Cultural Heritage Series

Date: Thursday, 27 January 2022 | 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 seventh episode of this series, we focus on The Dance of Cheoyong (Cheoyongmu), a dance form that was derived from a legendary folk tale about a mythical character named Cheoyong. It is a mask dance that has been passed down for over a thousand years from the Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.-A.D. 935). It is also called The Dance of Cheoyong in the Five Directions (Obang cheoyongmu) and is noted for its majestic and vigorous movements. A talismanic dance that incorporates cosmic energies, this is the only for

The Dance of Cheoyong, an epitome of Korean dance, is packed with symbolism, incorporating traditional Korean philosophy and values in its costumes and movements. This court dance is today performed on stage but was formerly used to dispel evil spirits and pray for tranquillity at royal banquets or during exorcism rites on New Year’s Eve to promote good fortune.

The Dance of Cheoyong (Cheoyongmu) was included in 2009 in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tune in to on Thursday, 27 January 2022 at 6.00 p.m. IST.

The Cultural Heritage Series

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