'History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme' - Mark Twain.
A gallimaufry of random China history and research interests
Thursday, April 2, 2009
North Korean Movie Poster Art of the 1970s
In the interests of fairness (and a favour to a mate) after three days of South Korea it’s time for a North Korea post. So, a quick plug for Nick Bonner’s Pyongyang Art Studio in Beijing. This online and actual gallery presents original art work from the DPRK. Since 1993 Nick has been collecting DPRK art and is now putting on his own exhibitions. He recently did one at the Korea Society in New York.
At the moment the Studio has a fascinating exhibition of original printed North Korean film posters from the 1970's – the height of North Korean Hollywood! The exhibition is at the Pyongyang Art Studio and runs until the end of June and is open Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm.
Pyongyang Art Studio 27 Beisanlitun Nan (East courtyard), Dongzhimen 北京市朝阳区北三里屯南27号东侧院102 Tel: +86-10-6416-7544 www.pyongyangartstudio.com firstname.lastname@example.org
As someone who divides their time pretty evenly writing about China now and China back then this seemed like a place to throw all the interesting bits that fall through the cracks somehow and never get used anywhere else.
It's basically the stuff that doesn't get used in my writing about modern China or in the books I do about old China - i.e. probably of little interest to anyone but me and therefore ideally suited to an obscure blog up a dark cul-de-sac of the Internet.