In what has got to be a contender for the Korean cultural event of the year, if only for rarity value, a varied collection of artworks has arrived from North Korea’s Mansudae studio for the exhibition later this month, Artists, Art and Culture of North Korea.
Some of North Korea’s most famous art works will be on show, anx, unusually, you will have the opportunity to buy some of the items. The DPRK’s propaganda posters are popular and affordable purchases, each one hand-painted, copied from the original – readily available on the internet, but this will be a chance to see them in the flesh before you get out your plastic.
This event is likely to attract considerable attention nationally and internationally as it is a first in United Kingdom and the biggest in Europe under one roof. Several of the artists will be visiting during the exhibition and will be available to discuss their work.
There will also be an exclusive exhibition of African Wildlife paintings from Pak Hyo Song in a separate gallery adjacent.
It’s also hoped that there will be special screenings of one or more of Dan Gordon’s famous documentaries on North Korea, and other informative events in conjunction with this exhibition. I’ll post more as and when I head more details.
Artists, art and culture of North Korea: a unique North Korean art and cultural exhibition comes to London at La Gallaria, 5A Pall Mall, SW1, 18 July – 3 September 2007.
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(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.