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“Icons of Rhetoric – Reading North Korea through its Images” returns for a second exhibition

After a brief exhibition in Dalston last November, Icons of Rhetoric returns to a more central location for a two-week show at the Guardian offices behind Kings Cross:

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@The Guardian (News and Media Gallery), Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GU. Exhibition opens 10am – 6pm every day from Monday March 23rd – Saturday 4th April.

ICONS OF RHETORIC | 북한의 수사학 아이콘
Photo: Chris Barrett

ICONS OF RHETORIC, by photographer Chris Barrett & researcher Gianluca Spezza is an ongoing photo-literary project that explains and connects what North Korea presents to the outside world and how we interpret it.

The project translates images that North Korea shows in both domestic and international propaganda, while reflecting our own stereotyped view of the country, developing a narrative that gives credit to the idea of “reading” North Korea through its own discourse. is created and run by Chris Barrett & Gianluca Spezza. Supported by


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