NORTH KOREAN PERSPECTIVES
isbn 9789076703602 NOORDERLICHT (AURORA BOREALIS)
Idea Code 15463 out of print $23.00
The catalogue for an eponymous exhibition on our perception of North Korea through photographic representation. What impression does the West have of this nation caught between reality and propaganda, based on the images that are available to us? With this central question, the official version of the state is compared and juxtaposed with alternative views of the country provided by the ten participating artists. Among them, Ari Hatsuzawa’s bright and ordinary view of Pyongyang, David Guttenfelder’s Instagram feed, the bleak grey-brown landscapes of Tomas van Houtryve, Seung Woo Back’s dystopian architectural visions, and the Kim personality cult as seen by Pierre Bessard.
96 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 16 cm, pb, English