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
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
Han Kang's novel "Human Act," also known as "The Boy is Coming" in Korean,
revolves around one of the most significant events in Korea's modern history -
the 1980 Gwangju Uprising in which citizens of the city of Gwangju launched
widespread pro-democracy protests.
Director Yosup Bae of Performance Group TUIDA, adapted Han Kang's stirring novel for the stage
and this documentary film captures the process of research to develop and present Human Fuga.
In order to create this performance based on the text of Han Kang’s novel
“Human Acts”, participating artists had to go through the process of visiting the
places of the 18 May Gwangju People's Uprising, to meet survivors and engrave
the remaining records on their bodies. Part of the performance was
filmed at the now ruined Gwangju Armed Forces Hospital. The discussion and various attempts that
the actors shared during the transference of testimonies of pain into stage language are recorded in
The film and the resultant production, combines history, memory and identity - issues that continue to
resonate long after the actual event and prevail as a thought-provoking reminder and a cautionary tale.
Creative Conversations are interactive sessions, presented in association
with academic institutions of national importance in Korea and India,
complement The Human Spirit: Propositions on Resilience in these
Irregular Times, an ongoing Indo-Korean virtual Ceramic and Glass exhibition
at Prism, InKo Centre's virtual gallery. These conversations, periodically
presented, aim to introduce and connect participating artists with students,
fellow-practitioners and viewers.
Join us for the ongoing conversations titled The Human Spirit: Artistic
Interpretations, respectively to meet the Korean and Indian artists and our
curators who discuss the curatorial, conceptual and making practices that
culminated in the exhibition.
There will be two Creative Conversations:
- Thursday, 17 March 2022, 11 a.m. IST / 2:30 p.m. KST with students and faculty of Hongik University, Korea.
- Friday, 18 March 2022, 11 a.m. IST/ 2:30 p.m. KST with students and faculty of Seoul National Institute of Science and Technology.
InKo Centre, in association with K-Art International Exchange Association,
Busan, invited entries from middle/high and higher secondary school students
from Chennai for the 2021 International Teenage Design & Art Award.
Students from 3 countries South Korea, India and Japan, participated in the
competition this year.
This year, we received 93 paintings from students in Chennai for the preliminary
level of this contest, Following further vetting and selection, 20 entries from
India were selected and sent to Korea for the final stage of the competition.
ReMidas, comprising geomungo player, Kim Min Young (6-string Korean zither)
and gayageum player, Park Ji Hyun (25-string Korean zither), is a talented duo
performing creative music with open-mindedness and a strong identity. Since
2015, these two South Korean performers have been exploring the timbres
and techniques expressed through improvisation and creating music that is
distinctive. The duo create music based on traditional Korean compositions
combined with improvisational techniques or what is known as sinawi - a type of
improvisational music that is traditionally performed to accompany the rites o
Korean shamanism. By embracing various creative methods, they strive to
create a new sound and music that break the boundaries between genres and
the frameworks of existing music. There is a delicate grace and cinematic
storytelling to their renditon which makes their performance both a visual and
We are delighted, in partnership with EarthSync/IndiEarth XChange, to present
online, the stirring music of ReMidas at CULTURAS 360°, a unique initiative
committed to supporting artists, diversity, cultures, and music in partnership
with several Festivals across the world.
Annyeong Station, is a 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
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.
What is it about K-Beauty and Korean skincare, which has taken the world by
storm? We invite you to an informal but informed conversation on our Annyeong
Station platform. Learn about the 10 best Korean MUAs (Make Up Artists) and
beauty vloggers on YouTube that are trending big time; the 10, 18 and 25 step
Korean beauty routines; burnt wooden Q tip as curling iron for lashes a tip that
Korean MUAs swear by; the uniqueness of Korean skincare approaches; 5
Korean beauty trends that will dominate this year and a tutorial on how to ace the
dewy Korean makeup look! Join this fun conversation moderated by Deepshika Kailash and Soumya Narayan.