David Heather

A few weeks ago LKL broke the news of an upcoming exhibition of North Korean art in London later this yeaar. The exhibition is getting closer – and a venue in W1 has been earmarked. You can be part of the event by supporting the Kickstarter project launched by the exhibition organiser, David Heather. Here’s […]

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Mansudae Artists to visit London from DPRK in November

by Philip Gowman 8 September 2014
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Some readers may remember the ground-breaking exhibition of work by artists from Pyongyang’s Mansudae Art Studios opposite the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall way back in 2007. As part of that exhibition, three North Korean artists came to London to greet visitors to the gallery. Here’s some of LKL’s coverage of the exhibition. David […]

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David Heather’s North Korean art collection returns to La Galleria

by Events Editor 28 January 2012
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Catch the last few days of the exhibition of North Korean propaganda posters and kitsch art from David Heather’s collection of works from Mansudae Studios, at La Galleria Pall Mall http://t.co/x8Io2z6C – till 3 February. Keywords: General post tags: David Heather

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DPRK propaganda at London’s most famous bookshop

by Philip Gowman 22 April 2008

To coincide with the launch of David Heather’s book on DPRK propaganda art at the end of this month, Foyles is to be decorated with some examples of DPRK posters from David’s collection. The book, entitled North Korean Posters, comes from Prestel Publishing, and will be launched at Foyles next week. The posters will be […]

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New books for the Spring

by Philip Gowman 7 April 2008

Three recent publications: First, a new book in the Korean Spirit and Culture series, produced by the aptly named Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project. This is their fourth, and is the first of two to explore Fifty Wonders of Korea. This volume covers Culture and Art, while the next one will cover Science and […]

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DPRK art show, part 2

by Events Editor 6 January 2008
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Such was the quantity of good material that Mansudae sent to London last year for the exhibition at La Galleria that there wasn’t enough space to show it all. So for two weeks this month there will be an opportunity to see some of the work that didn’t make it on to the walls. Last […]

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Embroidery, celadon and a Juche paradise opposite the Institute of Directors

by Philip Gowman 26 August 2007
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The exhibition at La Galleria is entering its last two weeks. A number of the artworks that were in the gallery last time I visited are no longer there, having found good homes1, and the opportunity has been taken to move some of the pictures around to give more prominents positions to some artists previously […]

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Growing interest in DPRK art show

by Philip Gowman 5 August 2007
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The North Korean art exhibition in Pall Mall is gathering momentum. A small-scale re-hang has seen more propaganda posters in the window facing the Institute of Directors (above), which encourages passing traffic. The jewel painting is now hung so that pedestrians in the Royal Opera Arcade get greeted by it. The big painting of the […]

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A North Korean coup, years in the planning

by Philip Gowman 30 July 2007
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Prologue The North Korean flag stirred gently in the breeze in Pall Mall, the heart of London’s clubland, a few hundred yards from Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. An elderly gentleman pottered up the steps to the Athenaeum. The blue and red flag caught his eye, but its significance did not register. A young woman […]

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Exhibition visit: Artists, Art and Culture of D. P. R. Korea

by Susan Pares 21 July 2007
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By Susan Pares For what is said to be the first time, the arts of North Korea hit the London gallery scene. North Korean contemporary art can be viewed periodically at the Korea Gallery of the British Museum, but this exhibition offers the chance for larger exposure to media and themes that are typical of […]

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