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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Asia House Programme: January and February Events

Asia House Programme

Booking is now open for our January/February Programme.

LECTURE
Art/Design?
Lecture by Jeong-Hwa Choi
As part of a lecture series coinciding with the Asia House¹s gallery exhibition, Through the Looking Glass: Korean Contemporary Art, Korean artist Jeong-Hwa Choi will discuss the relationship between art and design in his work, and how their convergence is affecting our understanding of them and their practioners.
Monday 22nd January at Asia House, Doors 6.30pm, Lecture 6.45-7.45
Asia House Members and Concessions £4/ Non-members £7


LECTURE
European Decoration on Oriental Porcelain 1700 - 1830
Lecture by Helen Espir
Most Chinese and Japanese porcelain was decorated in its place of manufacture. However, Helen Espir will discuss the oriental porcelain from the 1690s ¬ 1830s, upon which European enamellers added further decoration after its arrival in Europe.
Presented in association with the China Society
Thursday 25th January at Asia House, Light lunch 12.30 followed by lecture 1.15-2.15
All tickets £6 Ticket price includes a light sandwich lunch
SOLD OUT!


LECTURE
My Korea, My Korean Contemporary Art
Lecture by Doryun Chong
As part of a lecture series coinciding with the Asia House's gallery exhibition, Through the Looking Glass: Korean Contemporary Art, Doryun Chung, Curator of the Visual Art Department at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis, will discuss the challenges of presenting Korean contemporary art in European and American institutions.
Monday 29th January at Asia House, Doors 6.30pm, Lecture 6.45-7.45
Asia House members and concessions £4/ Non-members £7


FAMILY DAY
Through the Looking Glass
Enjoy Asia House's current exhibition and learn about Korean culture with the whole family. Work alongside a Korean artist and take part in various activities such as creating visual dream-scapes and soap sculptures!
Saturday 3rd February at Asia House, 10.30 ¬ 3.30pm
Adults £4, children £2 (concessions available for large groups)


MEET THE AUTHOR
The Peacock Throne
Sujit Saraf in conversation with Adrienne Loftus Parkins
The Peacock Throne charts the fortunes of a tea seller as he becomes embroiled in the political machinations of scheming politicians and businessmen. Taking in politics, race, religious violence and a rapidly changing economy, the novel presents a bewitching and often shocking portrait of India today.
Monday 12th February at Asia House, Doors 6.30pm, Lecture 6.45-7.45
followed by wine and Indian street food
Asia House members and concessions £ 4, Non-members £ 7


LECTURE
The Secrets of the Gobi
Lecture by John Hare
John Hare, the founder and Chairman of the Wild Camel Protection Foundation, will recount two expeditions made to search for the wild Bactrian camel in the Gobi desert which led to two unexpected discoveries: several mummies from the 1500 BC in a remarkable state of preservation and 84 drums of potassium cyanide brought into toe desert by illegal miners in their search for gold.
Tuesday 13 February at Asia House, Doors 6.30pm, Lecture 6.45-7.45
Asia House members and concessions £ 4, Non-members £ 7


LECTURE
Creating a New Model for Artists Working with Museums
Lecture by James Putnam
Independent curator and writer James Putnam discusses Œartist interventions' in museums, which involve a successful dialogue between artists and museum curators.
Thursday 15th February at Asia House, Doors 6.30pm, Lecture 6.45-7.45
Asia House members and concessions £ 4, Non-members £ 7


LECTURE
The Complete Taj Mahal
Lecture by Ebba Koch
Ebba Koch, architectural adviser to the Taj Mahal Conservation Collaborative, will discuss not only the famous white marble mausoleum but the entire complex of the Taj Mahal including the mosque and the guest house that flank it, the garden, the great gate, the forecourt, the quarters of the tomb attendants and the now almost completely lost bazaar and caravanserai complex.
Wednesday 21 February at Asia House, Doors 6.30pm, Lecture 6.45-7.45
Asia House members and concessions £ 4, Non-members £ 7


LECTURE
Traditions and New Technologies
Lecture by Mark Dytham
As part of a lecture series coinciding with the Asia House's gallery exhibition, Through the Looking Glass: Korean Contemporary Art, architect Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo will talk about projects that go beyond architechture and design.
Thursday 22nd February at Asia House, Doors 6.30pm, Lecture 6.45-7.45
Asia House members and concessions £ 4, Non-members £ 7


ASIAN HISTORY LECTURE SERIES
New Research into the Evolution of Horse Husbandry in Central Eurasia and China
Lecture by Dr Marsha Levine
Dr Marsha Levine, Senior Research Associate at the McDonald Institute for Archeological Research, University of Cambridge, will explore the origins of horse domestication in the central Eurasian steppe-lands and China from the Eneolithic to the Early Iron Age (c. 4th ¬ 1st millennia BC).
Tuesday 27th February at Asia House, Doors 6.30pm Lecture 6.45-7.45
Asia House members and concessions £ 4, Non-members £ 7


ASIA HOUSE GALLERY: Through the Looking Glass: Korean Contemporary Art
Features work by emerging and established contemporary artists from Korea in an exhibition that will weave through the Asia House building. The exhibition encompasses video, installation, sculpture, photography and painting.
22 November - 3 March 2007. Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
Admission £2. Asia House members and under 18s free.


Full details are available on our website: http://www.asiahouse.org/december_events2.html

Why not become an Asia House Member? This winter our benefits include 50% dinner discount at Mango Tree ¬ Thai Restaurant and 2 for 1 lunch main courses, 20% discount at Tamarai Restaurant ¬ Bar ¬ Gallery & Sitaaray, 15% discount at Kaya ¬ Korean Restaurant. Members also enjoy discounted ticket prices and priority booking on all events, permanent free entry to our gallery and a 15% discount in Café T at Asia House, open Monday ¬ Saturday 10am-5pm.

For all ticket and membership enquiries, please contact
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
Tel: 020 7307 5454
enquiries@asiahouse.co.uk
www.asiahouse.org

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Fiona Smith
Programme Manager
Asia House
63 New Cavendish Street
London W1J 7LP
020 7307 5433 (direct)
020 7307 5454
www.asiahouse.org


Through the Looking Glass: Korean Contemporary Art
Curated by Jiyoon Lee
Kyuchul Ahn, Duck-Hyun Cho, Jeong-Hwa Choi, Yeondoo Jung, Beom Kim, Jiwon Kim, Sora Kim, Youngjin Kim, Yong-Baek Lee & Meekyoung Shin
Asia House Gallery, 22 November 2006 ¬ 3 March 2007
Monday ¬ Saturday, 10am ¬ 6pm
Admission £2 (Asia House members and under 18s free)

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