This is proving to a bumper year for North Korean Art in London. The exhibition in Pall Mall is just winding down, and we have yet more this week, in no less prestigious a location (albeit less central): on DPRK territory itself.
On Friday and Saturday this week there will be an exhibition of work from North Korea in the DPRK Embassy in Acton. The work on display will be from the Korea Paekho Trading Corporation, a general trading company which, among its many activities, employs hundreds of artists – architects, sculptors, painters and craftsmen. They produce oils, jewel paintings, and their speciality… huge panoramas. One or two of these have been created outside of the DPRK: The Fourth Middle East War (1998) in Syria, and October War (1988) in Cairo. To give an idea of the scale of these works, the October War is the image at the top of this post, with a detail below:
The President of the Korea Paekho Trading Corporation, People’s Artist and Kim Il-sung prizewinner Pak Chang Sop will be present at the London exhibition, along with some of the other artists. I’m sure that commissions are welcome.
The exhibition is for two days only (I’m not sure what works will be on display, but probably there won’t be any room for one of the panoramas…), Friday 21 September 12:30 – 6:00pm and Saturday 22 September 10:00am – 1:00pm at the DPRK Embassy, 73 Gunnersbury Avenue, London W5 4LP [Map]. Nearest tube Acton Town.
Pre-booking is required using the form linked below.
- Details and booking form
- North Korean Art – a collection in the Netherlands featuring mainly (smaller scale) work from the Paekho Trading Corporation
- Paekho’s oil paintings for sale in China
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.