KIM Jho Gwangsoo is a South Korean film director and producer, screen writer and LGBT rights activist. He established the ‘Generation Blue Films’ studio in 1997. In 2013 he held a symbolic public wedding ceremony to support the legalization of gay marriage in South Korea. As active member of the LGBT community and human rights activist he is annually participating at the Seoul Pride Festival and fighting for the awareness of the diverse culture and rights of sexual minorities.
Among his works are:
As a producer: Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow (2012), The Client (2011), Jealousy is my Middle Name (2003), etc.
As a director: Just Friends? (2009), Two Weddings and a Funeral (2012), etc.
As a writer: I am gay, that’s why I’m happy (2008), Gwangsoo’s Film Factory (2008), The Story of Gwangsoo and Hwanhee (2015)
The aim of this lecture series is to analyze some peculiar phenomena of modern Korea concerning the concepts of time and space from different perspectives with experts from different disciplines. Going through a rapid process of modernization, industrialization, and urbanization, Korea has experienced a multitude of changes. The focus will be on the modern history of Korea with respect to collective and cultural memory and the particular art of inhabitancy in urbanized Korea. Through discourses on time and space in modern Korea, eventually we would like to raise questions concerning the mobility of modern Korea and eventually to see how Korean society has changed.
13.02.2017 | 18:00 - 20:00
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Koreastudien