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Assenting Voices: Agitprop Art From North Korea
Start Date: 11/12/2014Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 11/12/2014End Time: 7:30 PM
Event Description:

John Jay College, Andrew and Anya Shiva Gallery Proudly Presents:
Assenting Voices: Agitprop Art From North Korea

November 12, 2014
from 5:30-7:30pm

November 12th, 2014 through January 23rd, 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.” 

Gallery Hours: 1p-5p, Monday-Friday, or by appointment

For More Information: | 212-237-1439 or curator Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos, at 212-691-7978 or

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