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 distribition 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!
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.
Since ancient times, people in Korea, as indeed in India, have maintained a belief that food and medicine have the same origin and hence perform the same function, following the adage that ‘food is the best medicine’.
With harvests from lush green rice paddies, sun-drenched tangerine orchards, and mountain valley chili pepper farms, Korean food exudes freshness. It delights the senses, invigorates the palate - and invites foodies to explore regional variations.
Korean Cooking for Indian Homes, a booklet prepared by the Korea Toursim Organisation, is intended as a guide for people who may want to try cooking Korean food at home. The recipes included in this book have been slightly modified to suit the Indian palate and availability of ingredients.
All recipes included in this book have been sourced from www.hansik.org – managed by the Korea Food Promotion Institute, a public institution established with the purpose of promoting and globalizing the traditions of Korean food.
In an episodic series we introduce 10 recipes that could easily be prepared in Indian homes. The series examines cuisine as a unique cultural signpost and a conduit for meaningful cultural exchange. In Episode 3 of this series, we introduce Bibim-guksu (Spicy noodles) and JJimdak (Spicy braised chicken with noodles and vegetables). Along with the recipe, cooking instructions and useful tips, details are provided as to where the ingredients can be sourced at physical stores in Chenni, New Delhi, as well as online.
For Episode 3 in our Korean culinary series - Korean Cooking for Indian Homes, tune in to https://www.youtube.com/user/InKoCentre on Thursday, 11 February 2021 at 6.00 p.m. IST.
Presented in association with Korea Tourism Organization
BIRD is a series of solo movement propositions where we see the quirky bridging of two anatomies – that of human rootedness and of avian flight. As the performers, one by one, begin to study their newly-estranged bodies, they each experience a metamorphosis of sorts. Walking and flying begin to stand for two different kinds of consciousness which collide and call each other names. And in this fragile, almost absurd doubleness we begin to look at the surveyor and the surveyed as that which co-exists in the male body, beyond the discourses of sexuality and power.
We are delighted to support Korean lighting designer Jeong Hee Kang's participation in this project and to facilitate the virtual presentation of this production following the physical premiere at the Alliance Française of Madras on 13 February 2021.
Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy, performance.
Vikram Iyengar, performance.
Surjit Nongmeikapam, performance.
Joshua Sailo, performance.
Jeong Hee Kang, lighting design.
(Design interpreted by T.Balasaravanan)
Tobias Sturmer, music.
Sharan Devkar Shankar, film.
Preethi Athreya, concept/choreography.
Co-produced by Goethe Institut - Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai; InKo Centre, Chennai; Alliance Française of Madras.
Thanks to: Shoonya Centre for Art and Somatic Practices, Bangalore/ Yumpham studios, Imphal/ Ranan, Kolkata/ Saraswatham, Chennai/ Art on the Terrace, Chennai.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes.
Tune in to www.inkocentre.org/Virtual_Connect_Cultural_Collaborations.html on Friday, 19 February 2021 6.00 p.m. IST.
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 Landscape of the Heart, a specially commissioned virtual exhibition by Korean ceramicist, Sung Jae Choi who skilfully brings to life the Buncheong style of unbridled painterly expressions in clay. Often looking deceptively simple, Sung Jae Choi's oeuvre combines traditional forms with contemporary processes to create unique artworks that exude harmony.
Landscape of the Heart, an exhibition divided into four thematic sections, will be unveiled on Thursday, 25 February 2021 at Prism - InKo Centre's virtual gallery.
Comprising a virtual walkthrough, a film about the artist's work process; critical reviews of his work and a comprehensive list of relevant artworks, the exhibition invites you on a journey of discovery of the aesthetic beauty of Korean buncheong ceramic art.
The exhibition will be on view until 30 April 2021.
Click on www.inkocentre.org/Virtual_Connect_Cultural_Collaborations.html to view this exhibition at Prism - InKo Centre's virtual gallery, on Thursday, 25 February 2021 at 6.00 p.m. IST.