Exhibition with North Korean propaganda art in Goes

Exhibition with North Korean propaganda art in Goes

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Opens Saturday at the Grote Kerk in Goes, an exhibition of North Korean (propaganda)pictures. The exhibition is part of the already ongoing Goes-Aziëjaar in the Zeeland city.

It is going to be more than fifty paintings from the period 1960 to 2000. They are manufactured by professional North Korean painters, all in command of the state and originally intended for domestic use in public buildings and hotels.

“The regime uses this cleverly-painted socialist-realist art to a utopian North Korea to create and maintain”, said the organizers.

“Essential is the glorification of the system in images with the subject, the family, agriculture and industry, war and confrontation with enemies as the US and Japan.”

A part of the exhibited paintings was already in Assen to see. All the works come from the collection of the Dutchman Ronald Green.

They are in Goes to view until Monday, 4 september.

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