Clik | Edition 31 | October 2023.
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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.

Multiple Realities- Voices in Contemporary Indian Ceramics:
An exhibition at Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Korea.



Presented by

Presented in association with

Clayarch Gimhae Museum, celebrates the 50th anniversary of Indo-Korean relations with a large-scale exhibition that draws together the artworks of 17 eminent ceramic artists from acoss India, in a 4-month long exposition. Curated by Kristine Michael, this exhibition is supported by InKo Centre, the Indian Embassy in Korea and the Indian Cultural Centre in Seoul. Vibrant, varied and with multiple perspectives and processes, the exhibition makes a strong statement of the versatility, range and resilience of contemporary Indian ceramic art.


Aarti Vir
Adil Writer
Dipalee Daroz
Ela Mukherjee
Keshari Nandan Prasad
L.N. Tallur
Madhur Sen
Manjunath Kamath
Mudita Bhandari
Neha Kudchadkar
P R Daroz
Ray Meeker
Reyaz Badaruddin
Shampa Shah
Shirley Bhatnagar & Pallavi Arora
Supriya Menin Meneghetti
Trupti Patel

Curated by
Kristine Michael

Curatorial Note:

The cultural connections between Korea and India, such as the spread of Buddhism, as well as the exchange of agricultural grains such as rice from South India, and musical instruments like the Santoor from Kashmir are important elements of the historical and cultural connection between our two countries, being celebrated in 2023. Rabindranath Tagore's words had a profound impact on Korea during its period of Japanese occupation. Tagore's recognition of Korea as the "Lamp of The East" waiting to be relit for the illumination of the East was a powerful symbol of solidarity and support for the Korean people in their struggle for cultural and national identity under Japanese rule. Tagore's words served as a bridge between India and Korea, fostering a sense of solidarity and shared cultural values and left a lasting impact on the relationship between India and Korea.. Tagore's legacy in Korea continues to be celebrated, and his words are remembered as a symbol of resilience and cultural pride.

Drawing parallels between India's rich cultural and philosophical traditions and the Korean cultural heritage and spiritual foundations, this significant exhibition at Clay Arch Gimhae Museum takes ceramics as the unifying creative medium that holds immense cultural, historical, and artistic significance in both countries. Clay has played a significant role in both cultures, as utilitarian objects and as items of aesthetic, ritual, festive and symbolic value. The tradition of making in clay has continued to evolve and contemporary ceramic artists blend traditional techniques with modern artistic expressions, ensuring the continuity of this ancient craft. They serve as a testament to the craftsmanship and artistic sensibility of artists throughout the ages, and they continue to be cherished as both functional objects and works of art.

India is a site where the past and present intersect in fragmented refractions. We live in a space where there are worlds together revealing the hidden connections and contradictions and worlds apart, that anticipate the future which we are moving towards with lightning speed aided by technology and globalization. This exhibition shows artistic engagement that ties in the historical past and present with specific body of works through the lens of the artists’ own lived experience or collective cultural memory. This serves as a source of inspiration in both visual and material ways in order to make visible traces of the past, often lost, displaced or counter to the dominant narratives.

Ceramics in India itself is often considered the ‘unarchived’ and ‘unrecorded’ in modernism, the forgotten primary material in the advent of new materials and technology, the marginalized narrative of an entire hereditary craft in the colonial categorisation of fine art versus craft.

The artists in ‘Multiple Realities’ each reflect on their use of the medium and their own practice from the perspective of ceramics in the 21st century not as a static entity, but one that is in a constant state of flux or transformation. Their works are not simply a question of preserving the past, but instead a challenge to rethink and reimagine the role of ceramics in shaping the cultural memory and history in the future. The voices of artistic practice seen here is defined by the past, represented in the present and anticipate the future.

- Kristine Michael

Featured artists and their artwork:

Aarti Vir


Adil Writer


Dipalee Daroz


Ela Mukherjee


Keshari Nandan Parasad


L.N. Tallur


Madhur Sen


Mudita Bhandari


Manjunath Kamath


Neha Kudchadkar


P R Darozr


Ray Meeker


Reyaz Badaruddin


Shampa Shah


Shirley Bhatnagar & Pallavi Arorar


Supriya Menon Meneghetti


Trupti Patel


About the Curator:

Kristine Michael

Kristine Michael is a ceramic artist and designer from the 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 the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Kristine has held over 15 solo exhibitions of her works. Her works are in collections of National Gallery of Modern Art, Musee Ariana, Geneva, Clay Studio Philadelphia, Incheon Korea among others.

Kristine has widely published essays on Indian historical and contemporary ceramics. Her recent curatorial projects include Serendipity Arts Festival Goa 2019 & 2020, Art of Kripal Singh Shekhawat, DAG Jaipur 2018 and Retrospective of P R Daroz India Art Fair 2022. She has curated three Indo-Korean collaborative ceramic exhibitions for InKo Centre and Gallery Nvya - Earth Synergy in 2006 and Transitions/Tradition in 2012. Most recently, in 2022, an online commissioned for InKo Centre virtual exhibition titled ‘The Human Spirit’ with Indian and Korean contemporary ceramic and glass artists.

In 2007 she was invited participant and an guest speaker for Skin of Asia at the 4th World Ceramics Biennale, Incheon, Korea and at ‘Social Realism in Asia’ Forum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul in 2008. She has been awarded among others, the Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship and Nehru India Trust Award to research at the V&A Museum, London.

As an arts educator, Kristine has taught at Penland School of Arts, USA, Indus College of Architecture, Karachi and National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She is the curriculum leader of visual & dramatic arts at The British School New Delhi and is currently completing her PhD at JNU School of Arts and Aesthetics on 19th century Indian ceramics.

About Clayarch Gimhae Museum

The Clayarch Gimhae Museum is a leader in the field of architectural ceramics. The name signifies its role as “clay” stands for ceramics and “arch” for architecture. The museum integrates science with art, education and industry as the leading organization for ceramics and architecture.

Clay as a medium has infinite possibilities and it has contributed significantly to the progress and development of human society in the past. Therefore continued research and development on both the aesthetical and material qualities, is important. Furthermore architecture is a field of study technology that helps to improve the lives of human beings by creating more beautiful and convenient living spaces. New advancement and development in architectural materials in correlation to the development of technology, reflects time and culture making today’s architecture an art form. It is most appropriate that ceramics should integrated with architecture as the two fields complement one another through architecture, new possibilities in ceramics can be further explored and developed, while through ceramics, architecture can experiment and be infused with new aesthetic expressions while discovering more about its materialistic qualities. The two areas can cross- fertilise many interesting ideas and possibilities. We have been working with them from 2013.

The exhibition will open on Friday, 6 October 2023 at Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Korea, followed by a seminar on the same day.

The exhibition will be on view until Sunday, 25 Febraury 2024.
(except Sundays and published holidays).

For further information, please contact InKo Centre - T: 044 24361224; E:

Traditional Korean Music & Dance by the Ulsan Metropolitan Dance Company.


9 & 11

Presented by

Supported by

The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chennai presents Traditional Korean Music and Dance by the Ulsan Metropolitan Dance Company in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Korea-India Diplomatic Relations.

There will be two performances in Chennai and in Bangalore of this visually stunning, large-scale presentation of traditional Korean music and dance by a 40-strong team of performers from Ulsan, Korea. The presentation is supported by InKo Centre and Christ University, Bangalore.

About Ulsan Metropolitan Dance Company

The Ulsan Metropolitan Dance Company was established in Dec, 2000 in order to extend to citizens, an opportunity to engage with their culture and to thereby understand and preserve traditional forms of Korean dance and music. The company has a traditional music band which enhances the performance of traditional dance with vivid music.

The Ulsan Metropolitan Dance Company stages performances twice a year and tours extensively to present multiple performances every year. Some classic representative works in their repertoire include "The Drum Echo of Tcheoyong", "The Land of Ulsan", "The naked Nolbu", "Flower Shoes", "The Lights from 1000 years ago_Shinmyeong", "A.D Amgaghwa", "Janggeum", to name a few.

In addition, the company splendidly presented their work at the opening and closing of international events such as the "2002 Korea-Japan FIFA Woldcup", the ''2009 World Archery Championship" and the "2002 Busan Asian Game". In 2010, the company was invited to the "World Festival of National Theatres", which won resulted in international acclaim from overseas. Furthermore, the Ulsan Dance Company was also invited to perform to celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of Korea-Canada Diplomatic Relations held in Vancouver, Canada and received a standing ovation from audience and widespread postive feedback from the media.

As a representative cultural mission, the Ulsan Metropolitan Dance Company aims to provide a window to appreciate the beauty and dynamism of Korean dance and music on particular and Korean culture more generally. Such efforts highlight the potential of Ulsan as a cultural hub, capable of producing by outstanding, high quality performances that entrance both local citizens and global audiences alike.


Monday, 9 October 2023| 7.00 p.m. at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall in Chennai.
For Chennai - Entry is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Wednesday, 11 October 2023| 5.30 p.m. at Christ University in Bangalore.
For Bengaluru - Entry tickets must be shown and Free entry tickets can be downloaded from Korean consulate official website.

For further information, please contact InKo Centre - T: 044 24361224; E:

Onwards... together - Korea & India Art Exchange Exhibition & workshop.

at the Gallery @ InKo Centre.


11 & 12

Presented by

Supported by

InKo Centre & Pyeongchang ARTccc are delighted to present an Indo-Korean exhibition that celebrates the singularity and similarity of Indian and Korean artistic trajectories. The exhibition, first held in Pyeongchang, Korea will now be presented in Chennai.

The Directors of Pyeongchang ARTccc, Soonyoung Yang and Bongmyoung Choi, have visited India eight times to learn Indian culture to interact with Indian artists. Their focus has been, in particular the state of Tamil Nadu which they feel has a great cultural affinity to to particular regions in Korea.

Pyeongchang ARTcc and InKo first held a Korea-India art exchange exhibition in 2019. In 2023, this collaborative model returns with a vibrant exhibition that showcases the work of Korean and Indian visual artists. An workshop will complement the exhibition and will provide an opportunity to actively understand the artistic vocabularies of both countries.


Indian Artists:

C. Douglas
G. Latha
Gita Hudson
G. Hemalatha
Kyalvizhi. S
Narendra Babu. KG
R. Jacob Jabaraj
Shanthi. S
V. Umasankar
Vasandan Virappan
Venkatesan. B

Korean Artists:

GeumRan Choi
HyangJae Lee
HyunKyo Jeong
JinHo Kim
JongShu Kim
SeungHeoy Cho
SoonBeom Kwon
SoonYoung Yang
SuHee Kim
SunHee Kim
SunYul Lee
YenSeo Jung
YeongBok Park
YongTaek Kwon

The exhibition will open on Wednesday, 11 October 2023 at 6.00 p.m. at InKo Centre.

On view until Friday, 10 November 2023..
(except Sundays and published holidays).

Workshop on Korean traditional painting & Talk:

Instructors: Soonyoung Yang, Jinho Kim, Bongmyoung Choi.
Date: 12 October, 2023.
Venue: InKo Centre.

Workshop Instructors:
On Korean painting:

Soonyoung Yang
Instructor at Oriental Painting Department, of Dongbang Culture University, Lecturer at Kangwon National University.

Korean Painting Demonstration:

Jinho Kim
Invited artist to the Korean Calligraphy Exhibition and Deliberation committee member.

Meditation in Arts: a talk

Bongmyoung Choi
Meditator; Doctor of Philosophy. Dongbang Culture Graduate University; Lecturer in Philosophy, Ramana Maharshi Institute of Thought.

Workshop & Talk on Thursday, 12 October 2023 from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at InKo Centre.

Limited seats available. Based on registration.

For further information, please contact InKo Centre - T: 044 24361224; E:

Annyeong Station

Season: 3 Episode- 2



Annyeong Station, is a platform in our online infotainment section, for conversation, interaction and exchange. With a focus on Korean popular culture, this online space will periodically present K-lounge curated interactions with industry specialists and influencers.

In the second episode of Season 3 of the K-lounge section on Annyeong Station we present an engaging conversation that focuses on the mass appeal of K-pop, it's vibrancy as a genre as well as its ability to cut across cultures in an appealing, all-inclusive manner. We present NVee, actress and K-pop idol and member of the phenomenally popular Blackswan group, in conversation with Puja Talwar, Executive Editor, Lifestyle and Entertainment, Good Times. Join us for what promises to be an insightful, sparkling discussion!


NVee is an American singer and actress and is a member of K-pop group Blackswan. The group made their much anticipated comeback with the EP “That Karma” which has been entirely shot in India, making it the first of its kind in the K-pop industry. The multi-cultural girl band is the only K-pop group on the current scene, which consists of members from diverse nationalities, including India’s Sriya Lenka.

Puja Talwar

Puja Talwar is the Senior Journalist & Editor with over 28 years experience in Broadcast Journalism. Puja is a Content Creator, Show Host, Moderator and a published Writer. She hosts the popular series 'Candid Conversations With Puja Talwar' on Youtube and a podcast titled ‘Entertainment Unlimited on Spotify. She lives for coffee, travel and K dramas!

To join this conversation, click on: on

Monday, 16 October 2023 at 1.00 p.m. IST.

For further information, please contact InKo Centre - T: 044 24361224; E: