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Art Above Adversity – an exhibition of North Korean paintings

La Galleria, which hosted the first major exhibition of North Korean paintings in London back in 2007, will host another opportunity to see the collection of Paul and Teresa Song, which graced Coningsby Gallery a year ago. Well worth a look.

Art Above Adversity

La Galleria Pall Mall | 5b Pall Mall | 30 Royal Opera Arcade | London SW1Y 4UY
18 – 23 June
Monday to Friday: 10.30am to 8.30pm | Saturday: 10.30am to 5pm

Art Above Adversity

La Galleria 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, avid promoters of peace in the Korean Peninsula. Their collection consists of more than 100 artworks, focusing on Chosunhwa and by highly reputed artists from the DPRK.

The exhibition, organised 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 scene through a non-political lens. The show comprises of over 50 paintings from a handpicked selection of artists from their collection, all of whom have earned accolades both in their native country and on an international platform.

With this exhibition, 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, they aim to achieve their long-term goal of bridging the gap between Europe and the DPRK.


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