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Event Calendar

Here are the highlights of the events held in Korea during the 2019 Year of Culture. This page will be updated as events are added throughout the year.

February 2019


2019 International Symposium

Venue: Blue Square

Date: 26 - 27 February, 2019

Event: A symposium on governmental policies on art and culture, as well as the relationship between artists and institutions. Hosted by Arts Council Korea and information sharing by the Danish Agency for Culture and the artistic director of Kunsthal Aarhus. Denmark is featured on the second day.

March 2019


Elmgreen & Dragset

Venue: Kukje Gallery K2, K3

Date: 21 March - 28 April, 2019

Event: The first solo exhibition of the artists Elmgreen & Dragset at Kukje Gallery. This is the second major exhibition by the Scandinavian artist duo in Korea since their first show at PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art in 2015.

May 2019

Hans Christian Andersen and Copenhagen - A 19th century capital seen through fairy tales

Venue: Seoul Museum of History

Event: A special exhibition about the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen featuring a look at the cities of Copenhagen and Odense through his eyes and his fairy tales. Held in partnership with the Odense City Museum.


Asger Jorn, Alternative Languages

Venue: Museum of Modern Contemporary Art, Seoul

Event: The first ever exhibition in Korea on Danish artist and social activist Asger Jorn. The exhibition will feature artwork, photographs, as well as a look at his legacy as a social activitist. Held in partnership with the Jorn Museum and supported by A. P. Møller Foundation.


Untitled Exhibition

Venue: Nami Island

Event: An exhibition featuring illustrations for Hans Christian Andersen's stories by Her Majesty The Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. The exhibition will also display Andersen's own paper artwork as well as works by Korean and Danish illustrators inspired by Andersen's fairy tales. In addition, there will be a special performance by a Danish children’s theatre group.


Publication of <Billedbog uden Billder>

Event: Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen's book, <Billedbog uden Billder> (A Picture Book without Pictures), will be published in Korea featuring special illustrations by the Danish illustrator Lillian Broegger. Published by Sigongsa Junior.



July 2019


Assitej International Summer Festival

Venue: Daehakro Theatre

Event: Assitej Korea's annual summer festival will feature performances by Danish children's theatre groups. Held in partnership with Teatrecentrum and Assitej Korea.


September 2019


Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale Korea

Venue: Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon Cerapia

Date: 27 September - 24 November, 2019

Event: Biennale featuring a Mentoring Camp & Artist Talk by four Danish ceramists.


Cheongju International Craft Biennale

Venue: Cheongju

Date: 25 September - 3 November, 2019

Event: Denmark participates as a guest country at 2019 Cheongju International Craft Biennale showcasing the essence of Danish artwork with design and craft.



Date: 19 September to 10 November, 2019

Venue: Art Sonje Center

Event: Group exhibition curated by Jacob Fabricius, the Artistic Director of the Kunsthal Aarhus in Denmark. This exhibition features Korean, Danish and international artists’ absurd and dystopian portrayals of our current era.  Held in partnership with Kunsthal Aarhus.


October 2019

Jarasum International Jazz Festival

Venue: Jarasum

Event: The annual jazz festival will feature many Danish acts. Held in partnership with Jazz Denmark.