North Korea's Public Face: Twentieth-Century Propaganda

Wednesday, 29.11.2017 – Wednesday, 07.02.2018


Poster © Katharina Zellweger

Influenced by communist propaganda and by the core work on North Korean art—Kim Jong Il’s 1992 publication "Treatise on Art "(Misullon) — all of these state-commissioned posters promote ‘correct’ forms of socialist realism, communicating the socio-political and economic policies of the Leader to the North Korean people. Thus, daily activities are aligned with political beliefs; the posters also confer messages related to practical agricultural, industrial and social developments, while portraying a distinctly human picture of the varied urban and rural communities. The imagery displayed offers insights into a country that few have visited and from which first-hand information remains sporadic and inconsistent at best. Swiss citizen Katharina Zellweger, who kindly agreed to share some posters from her collection, will be present in person at the vernissage on 28 November 2017, 6 – 8 pm.  

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Location: The University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong