Shows & Events

  • Group show

    North Korean Perspectives at MoCP in Chicago and Drents Museum in the Netherlands

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    Drents Museum exhibition 3 April to 30 August, 2015

    Drents Museum
    Brink 1
    9401 HS Assen
    The Netherlands
    Tel. +31.592.37.7773

     

    MoCP Chicago exhibition 23 July to 4 October, 2015

    Museum of Contemporary Photography
    600 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60605
    USA
    Tel. +1.312.663.5554

     

    The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea, has been called the Hermit Kingdom, as it is one of the most reclusive states in the world. North Korea’s citizens are not allowed to travel abroad, there is no Internet connection to the outside world, and the flow of information is almost completely controlled by the government.

    This exhibition is divided into two main sections: one showing the government’s official version of North Korea, while the other offers the alternative view of the country. Government propaganda images and images made by tourists on state-controlled tours will offer an official view. These will be juxtaposed with an uncensored stream of images coming out of the country, including photographs produced by foreign photographers inside North Korea Tomas van Houtryve and David Guttenfelder. North Korean Perspectives is organized by Europe-based independent curator Marc Prüst.

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