Culture and Identity, Kokdu and me: 30 Years of Art Management
As Part of our 2012 celebrations ‘All Eyes On Korea’, the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) will shortly be hosting a special lecture by Kim Ock Rang, the Director of Kokdu Museum and Dongsoon Art Centre in Korea. She will talk about her affection towards the Kokdu and the journey that led to three decades of art management.
Her desire to preserve the abandoned Kokdu led Kim to 30 years of systematic collection and study. Her work has assisted in raising awareness of this aspect of Korea’s folklore and now the Kokdu figurines are professionally researched and protected through the Kokdu Museum.
In relation to KCCUK’s summer 2012 exhibition, ‘Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World’, Kim Ock Rang will talk about her 30 years of art management ever since she encountred Kokdu. Her mission of ‘recreation of abandoned’ expanded from founding Kokdu Theatre Company and publishing Kokdu Magazine to establishing Dongsoong Art Centre, Ock Rang Culture Foundation, and Kokdu Museum in order to develop Kokdu into various art genres and to support isolated artists. For her, culture is people and their lives itself.
DATE: Wednesday 11 July 2012, 16.30
VENUE: Korean Cultural Centre UK