11월 20일 개원하는 주프랑스 한국문화원은 특별 전시회, 공연 등 다양한 문화 프로그램으로 문화원의 개원을 집중적으로 홍보한다. 주프랑스 한국문화원

The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Paris, which will relocate to another part of the French capital on Nov. 20, will host cultural events such as exhibitions and performances. (Korean Cultural Center in France)

By Kim Hyelin and Kim Hwaya

Since 1979, Korean Cultural Centers (KCCs) have promoted Korea and its culture worldwide through hosting arts and cultural events. The 32 centers in 27 countries support Korean heritage and art exhibitions, traditional music and dance performances, as well as cultural activities like Hangeul, taekwondo, gugak (traditional Korean music), calligraphy and cooking. The following is a schedule of KCC events for November.

The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Paris, the first of its kind opened in Europe, on Nov. 20 will move to a larger facility in the eighth arrondissement of the French capital 39 years after its establishment. The Korea Tourism Organization and the Korea Creative Content Agency will also set up offices in the same building to promote Korean culture and art.

With a combined area of 3,756 square meters, the larger building will accommodate more people and house experiential centers for Korean culture and food (485 square meters), an auditorium with 118 seats, an exhibition hall (500), a library (345) and a lecture room (185).

The KCC will host through February next year about 20 events including the exhibition “DDaeggal,” the performance “Scent of Ink,” K-music concerts, a webtoon event, an animated film screening, Atelier de Korean cuisine and an information technology conference.  (https://www.coree-culture.org/)

The following is a list of November events at KCCs in other regions.

Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Korean Temple Food Cooking Class taught by the Buddhist monk Jeong Kwan will run from Nov. 1-5 at the KCC’s Surragan and Arirang Hall. The class for the general public will be on the first day and another for chefs on Nov. 3. Baru gongyang, a communal Buddhist meal, will be available on Nov. 5.

http://uae.korean-culture.org/en/719/board/488/list

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Marking the centennial anniversary of Korean cinema, the KCC in Buenos Aires will host screenings of Korean movies from Nov. 8-30 at the National Art Museum (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes). Among 100 historical Korean movies, nine including “The Housemaid” (2010) and “Joint Security Area” (2000) will be screened free of charge.

http://argentina.korean-culture.org/es/464/board/191/list

Tokyo, Japan

The musical “1446,” based on the life of King Sejong the Great, will run from Nov. 14-15 at Hanmadang Hall of the KCC in Tokyo. This year-end performance presents the latest in Korean stage productions.

https://www.koreanculture.jp/info_news.php

Abuja, Nigeria

The KCC in Nigeria on Nov. 12 will host the annual Korean Cultural Festival at the hotel Transcorp Hilton in Abuja. Korean culture will be presented through programs such as celebratory performances by popular YouTube singer Choi Jin-sol from the Seoul Institute of the Arts and eight invited performers. A Korean product exhibition and booths featuring K-food are also scheduled.

http://ngr.korean-culture.org/en/298/board/247/list

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