Virtual Connect

Infotainment

This strand will focus on presenting e-magazines, e-catalogues, e-books, webinairs, podcasts as well as links to films, videos and information on singular aspects of Korean and Indian culture.

Of time and space, presence and absence, memory and identity - an exhibition at Prism by Lim Soosik.

Lim Soo Sik's photographic series constitutes a contemporary version of Chaekgado, which translates in English as bookshelf or bookcase, a genre of still-life painting dating to the Choseon period that was prevalent from the 18 th to the 20 th century in Korea. In his take on Chaekgado, Lim Soosik's begins by photographically documenting various bookcases located at different people’s homes. Even though most of the bookcases look similar to one another, each collection of books vary greatly, depending on the owner’s profession and taste. Alongside the books, the bookcases are adorned with stationery and decorative objects, according to the specific taste of the owner. This results in every bookcase conveying a unique story, while at the same time contributing fascinating visual elements to the project as a whole.

Lim Soosik's Chaekgado project is characterized by the deconstruction and construction of perspective. He photographs the bookcases in several parts and from different points of view. The fragmented images are then printed on Korean traditional paper, Hanji, which the artist assembles by hand-stitching with needles. Through this process of photo-collage the completed artwork not only obtains a particular visual distortion but also turns into a unique piece that a normal reproductive photographic work cannot attain. Just as a bookcase that is being filled, book by book over a long period of time, Lim Soosik's work is assembled piece by piece, carrying a unique value, in terms of time, space, presence and absence, memory and identity.

Date: Friday, 19 March 2021 | Time: 6.00 p.m. IST

The exhibition will be on view until Friday, 30 April 2021.

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 2020 International Teenage Design & Art Award. Students from 11 countries including South Korea, India, Japan, U.S.A., U.K., China, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Ukraine and Canada, participated in the competition this year.

We received 127 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. To view the winning entries in an online exhibition, please click the view button below.

Date: Friday, 27 November 2020 | Time : 6.00 p.m. IST

EarthMatters - Indo-Korean Ceramic residencies.
- an e-compendium.

InKo Centre, partnered with Arts Council Korea, Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Korea, Lalit Kala Akademi, Kalakshetra Foundation and DakshinaChitra, to present three editions of EarthMatters, a series of Indo-Korean Ceramic residency projects that brought together 32 ceramic artists - 16 each from India and Korea - in five-week annual residencies in Chennai between 2012 and 2020.

Date: Thursday, 12 November 2020 | Time: 6.00 p.m. IST.

Rank your favourite K-DRAMA!

We invited K-drama enthusiasts to pick their top 3 Korean dramas currently on air in India and to tell us in 75 words or less about their selection, what appealed and why.

The competition received close to a 100 entries and it is evident from the range, tone and timbre of the passionate responses, just how personally viewers are touched by the K-drama phenomenon!

The top 3 winning entries, as well as the top 10 Korean dramas as reflected by this competition, will be published at 6.00 p.m IST on Thursday, 1 October 2020.

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 2020 International Teenage Design & Art Award. Students from 11 countries including South Korea, India, Japan, U.S.A., U.K., China, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Ukraine and Canada, participated in the competition this year.

We received 127 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. To view the winning entries, please click the view button below.

Date: Friday, 11 September 2020 | Time : 4.00 p.m.

The Chennai Biennale, is a series of curated exhibitions that aims to showcase the range and variety of contemporary paintings from Korea.Curated by K-Art International Exchange Association and co-presented with InKo Centre, with support from several Korean organisations, these largescale expositions of contemporary paintings are presented bi-annually in Chennai. This e-compendium, comprising two volumes, showcases the work of close to 500 exceptional senior and emerging contemporary Korean artists, presented across four editions from 2013 to 2019.

Date: Friday, 14 August 2020 | Time : 5.00 p.m.

The Emerging Canvas series that commenced in 2012, was initiated by InKo Centre, in association with The Indian Art Museum in Korea, to identify and celebrate emerging young talent from both countries. This e-compendium pays tribute to 132 talented artists, presented across 6 edition of this series.

Date: Thursday, 16 July 2020 | Time : 6.00 pm