Korea: Divisions and Borders - Wasafiri Special Issue 96 Launch

  • 29 JANUARY 2019

Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW

DateThursday, 21 February 2019 | 18:30 – 21:00 GMT

Event Title: Korea: Divisions and Borders – Wasafiri Special Issue 96 Launch Event’


Heashin Kwak, Director of Hanmi Gallery, has been invited to be one of the contributors of the Korea: Divisions and Borders – Wasafiri Magzine, Special Issue 96. Her essay ‘Division and Diaspora in Korean Contemporary Art’ was published in Winter 2018 as part of the special issue.


About Wasafiri Magazine, Special Issue 96

South Korea’s transformation as a country over the past sixty years has been nothing short of astonishing, and the nation now ranks amongst the world’s most advanced societies and largest economies. The North Korea population, meanwhile, has long suffered under one of the world’s most brutal and reclusive totalitarian regimes. The stark dichotomy between the two nations sets up psychic and social tensions that exist nowhere else in the world. For storytellers and journalists, the narratives that arise from the dramatic contrast are unique, poignant and compelling.


Join Wasafiri at the Korean Cultural Centre to celebrate the launch of Wasafiri Special Issue 96 – Korea: Divisions and Borders, guest edited by Phillip Y Kim and Krys Lee.


In association with the Korean Cultural Centre and the Literature Translation Institute of Korea.


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