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Assenting Voices: Agitprop Art From North Korea
Start Date: 10/12/2014Start Time: 5:30 AM
End Date: 10/12/2014End Time: 7:30 PM

Event Description:

Assenting Voices: Agitprop Art From North Korea

Opening Reception:
November 12, 2014

On display: 
November 12, 2014 through January 23, 2015

Assenting Voices: Agitprop Art from North Korea is of seminal importance being one of a few exhibitions of its kind in the west to show formerly inaccessible North Korean art. The paintings and posters in this show feature celebrations of the North Korean regime and its Juche (Self-Reliance) philosophy. Consequently, and because of the morphological and political similarity of the works it is up to the viewer to surpass what is obvious to discern the underlying message. When the Korean art scholar Jane Portal recently visited an exhibition of North Korean Art in Vienna, she asserted “we’ve seen it all in terms of totalitarian societies.” “But” she continued, “this is the last bastion of this kind of thinking that’s bound to disappear. That’s why it’s so important for it to be seen and collected for posterity.”



For more information please contact: | 212-237-1439

or curator Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos, at 212-691-7978 or


Contact Information:
Name: Lisa Farrington, Ph.D.
Phone: 212.237.8349
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