Exhibition news: North Korean Paintings — Beyond Borders, Beauty, at Coningsby Gallery

by Philip Gowman on 16 February, 2017

in Event Notices, Exhibition news, North Korean art

Late notice of an exhibition of a private collection of paintings by North Korean artists. Thanks to Hannah Giles and Marc Leggett for bringing this to my attention.

North Korean Paintings: Beyond Borders, Beauty

Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 10:00 AM – Sun, 19 Feb 2017, 9:00 PM
The Coningsby Gallery | 30 Tottenham Street | London W1T 4RJ

Yong Sunwoo

The exhibition is open daily from 10am-9pm, 12-18th February. A private viewing will be held on the 16th February 7-9pm (invitation only). Private appointments are also available on request. Please contact +44 (0)20 7636 1064.

The Coningsby Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition highlighting the undiscovered talent and culture of Chosun (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, aka North Korea), showcasing a rarely seen collection of paintings accumulated by the Song Family.

The exhibition, organized and curated by Teresa Song and her father Paul Song, seeks to foster a new engagement with the culture of the DPRK, bringing to light the wealth of talent and diversity in the country’s art scene through a non-political lens. The show comprises of over 40 paintings from 11 of the most highly reputed artists in the DPRK, all of whom have earned accolades both in their native country and on an international platform.

On this occasion, the Song Family hopes to attract a new audience for and interest in the artistic and cultural landscape of the DPRK. Through continued investment in regional artworks and in the planning of future events, the Song Family desires to achieve their long-term aim of bridging the gap between Europe and the DPRK.

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