Korea Art Summer Festival
SETEC exhibition hall is holding an art fair this weekend, featuring over 250 different artists from around the world who work in a variety of artistic mediums. Entry costs 5000 won and all the details can be found here in English.
This may be the second week in a row we’ve featured an event that includes ska punk rockers Kingston Rudieska, but we’re seriously feeling the summer vibes they’re emanating right now. Along with these guys, Rudie System label mates Ska Wakers and South Carnival will be performing, as well as guests No.1 Korean. The event is at Soundholicity in Hongdae from 8pm and costs 25,000 won. Get ready to get your skank on.
Daejeon Art Mart
Although we don’t usually feature smaller events outside of Seoul, the Daejeon Art Mart features works from Dominique Benton, who we featured in this article back last year. If you’re around Daejeon this weekend we recommend popping in to witness the intriguing works that are likely to be on display at this foreigner-organised art exhibition. Plus: Love X Stereo are playing. Here’s more info.
We often hear people lamenting the lack of originality within the dance music scene in Korea. If you’re one of this number then don’t miss the chance to see Bok Bok at Globe Lounge, Itaewon this Saturday night. The British grime DJ will be reincarnating a version of Night Slugs, the hugely popular night he runs in London, in Seoul. For more of an in-depth look at Bok Bok see our preview post on this event. Chincha’s guestlist is now full, but you may be able to grab spot by contacting the organisers on the event Facebook page.
We’re including this event for nostalgic purposes. Platoon Kunsthalle have come up with the unusual idea of celebrating the archaic cartoons Tom and Jerry in time to concerto music, for a creative take on your usual Saturday night out. Entry costs 20,000 won. The Gangnam-based venue is almost impossible to find – here’s a map to help you out.
Clash – Two Worlds Collide For a Greater Good. Freebird in Hongdae
Clash are a group who organise concerts every three months to raise funds for charities. This time around they’re supporting the Butterfly Fund, who are raising money for victims of the war in the Congo. It costs just 15,000 won to do some good this weekend, while witnessing hip hop and rock from a mixture of Korean and expat performers in the process. There will also be a raffle(!) and you get a free drink with your entry ticket. Sign up to the Clash group to find out more about the charity or check out the event page for the full line-up.
Words by Loren.
Images: Screenshot and Multi Seoul