Making Art and Architecture Under a Dictatorship

GIORGIA CESTARO [art historian | PhD student in the history […]

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Q&A with Nicholas Bonner, Dominic Johnson-Hill | Beautiful Future

June 2021 Q&A with Nicholas Bonner and Dominic Johnson-Hill Dominic […]

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Disco Night to Enhance the Day | Beautiful Future

June 2021 Disco Night to Enhance the Day The Beautiful […]

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KTV Gives Us a Voice | Beautiful Future

June 2021 KTV Gives Us a Voice The Beautiful Future […]

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Office Culture for Prosperity | Beautiful Future

June 2021 Office Culture for Prosperity The Beautiful Future is […]

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Birds Nest, Home of the People | Beautiful Future

June 2021 Birds Nest, Home of the People The Beautiful […]

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Water Cube for Clean Air & Healthy Life | Beautiful Future

June 2021 Water Cube for Clean Air & Healthy Life […]

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City Migration | Beautiful Future

June 2021 City Migration The Beautiful Future is a unique […]

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CCTV Tower With Bountiful Harvest | Beautiful Future

June 2021 CCTV Tower With Bountiful Harvest The Beautiful Future […]

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Glorious CCTV Tower | Beautiful Future

June 2021 Glorious CCTV Tower The Beautiful Future is a […]

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Same-Same But Different | North Korea Photography

June 2021 Same-same but different Every month Koryo Tours and […]

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Port At Night | North Korea Linocuts

February 2021 THE LINOCUT - Port at Night Limited edition […]

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Bus Conductor | North Korea Linocut

May 2021 Bus Conductor Linocut by Hwang In Jae Bus […]

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The Yanggakdo International Cinema

May 2021 The Yanggakdo International Cinema The Yanggakdo International Cinema, […]

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Wonsan Art Gallery

May 2021 Wonsan Art Gallery Wonsan Art Gallery provides an […]

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The White Tiger (Paekho) Art Studio

May 2021 The White Tiger (Paekho) art studio The White […]

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The Sinuiju Art Gallery | North Korean Art

May 2021 The Sinuiju Art Gallery The Sinuiju Art Gallery […]

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The Pyongyang International Film Festival (PIFF) | North Korean Film

May 2021 The Pyongyang International Film Festival (PIFF) Pyongyang International […]

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The North Korean Film Studio | North Korean Film

May 2021 The North Korean Film Studio The film studio […]

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The Korean Central Art Museum | North Korea Art

May 2021 The Korean Central Art Museum The Korean Central […]

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April 25th Film Studio | North Korea Film

May 2021 April 25th Film Studio Focusing on producing military-themed […]

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Train Controller | North Korea Linocuts

May 2020 Train Controller Linocut by Hwang In Jae Train […]

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Five Self-Reflective North Korean Cartoons from the 1950s

April 2021 The Arrow Hits Home: Five Self-Reflective North Korean […]

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The Ubiquitous Accordion | North Korea Culture

June 2014 The Ubiquitous Accordion Accordions were introduced into North […]

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Top 5 North Korean Films | North Korea Film

February 2021 Top 5 North Korean Films Picking the top […]

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Squirrel and Hedgehog | North Korea Film

February 2021 Squirrel and Hedgehog Squirrel and Hedgehog is a […]

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Fisherman
 | North Korea Linocuts

February 2021 THE LINOCUT - Fisherman Limited edition linocut by […]

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Worker at a port | North Korea Linocuts

February 2021 THE LINOCUT - Worker at a Port Limited […]

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PYONGYANG EXPOSED- PART 3 Making it Different | North Korea Publication

By Nicholas Bonner PYONGYANG EXPOSED- the first and rarest photographic […]

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PYONGYANG EXPOSED- PART 2 The Project | North Korea Publication

By Nicholas Bonner PYONGYANG EXPOSED- the first and rarest photographic […]

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Thermal Power Station | North Korea Culture

January 2020 Thermal Power Station A 1998 (Juche 87) ink […]

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Traffic Policewoman (Summer) | North Korea Linocuts

February 2021 Traffic Policewoman (Summer) Linocut by Hwang In Jae […]

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Traffic Policewoman | North Korea Linocuts

February 2021 Traffic Policewoman (Winter) Linocut by Hwang In Jae […]

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Space Scene | North Korea Linocuts

February 2021 Space Scene The brief we gave Kim Kwang […]

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PYONGYANG EXPOSED- part 1 | North Korea Publications

By Nicholas Bonner PYONGYANG EXPOSED- the first and rarest photographic […]

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North Korean Film Studio in Pictures | | North Korea Film

The North Korean Film Studio The North Korean Film Studio […]

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An Art Form: North Korea Mass Games (2021) | North Korea Art

North Korea Mass Games The North Korea Mass Games; the […]

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North Korea Does YouTube? | Echo of Truth

Echo of Truth For those interested in all things North […]

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The Mystery of My First North Korean Art | North Korean Art

By Rich Beal The Mystery of My First North Korean […]

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Mansudae Assembly Hall | North Korea Art

Mansudae Assembly Hall The Mansudae Assembly Hall, Pyongyang, is the […]

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5 Guerilla Brothers | North Korean Film

5 Guerilla Brothers A very significant North Korean movie produced […]

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The North Korean Art Exhibition That Never Happened | North Korea Art

Nov 2020 The North Korean Art Exhibition That Never Happened […]

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The Story of a Nurse | North Korean Film

North Korean Movie: The Story of a Nurse 1971, 128 […]

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Air Koryo Mosaic | North Korea Mosaic

Oct 2020 Air Koryo Mosaic Location Sunan District, Pyongyang at […]

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The Mosaic at Kaeson (‘Triumphal Return’) Revolutionary Site | North Korea Art

October 2020 The Mosaic at Kaeson (‘Triumphal Return’) Revolutionary Site […]

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The North Korean Film Poster

September 2020 The Art of the North Korean Film Poster […]

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The Art of North Korean Mosaics

August 2020 The following is a redaction of a paper […]

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North Korean Art Captures the World’s Imagination

June 2020 North Korean art captures the world's imagination Detail […]

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North Korea Propaganda Goes Viral… “Let’s Wash Our Hands!” | North Korea Print

Stunning image depicting the hygiene measures to be taken during COVID-19: “Let’s Wash Our Hands!”

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Chance to purchase photographic history (as featured in TIME) | North Korea Photography

Four of our photographers were chosen for the 2018 Time Magazine feature ‘Inside North Korea: The Photographs That Moved Them Most’.

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Book Review: Songs for “Great Leaders” | North Korea Publications

May 2020 Book Review: Songs for “Great Leaders” Ideology and […]

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Getting hitched in North Korea | North Korea Culture

We spoke to one of our North Korean colleagues on the subject of marriage

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Red Guard Suit | North Korea Culture

Numerous artworks portray what at first glance appears to be soldiers in uniform, often involved in construction projects – red guard suit

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Let There Be Light | North Korea Culture

April 2020 Let There Be Light Bohemian glass, Tiffany, Lalique […]

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Women in North Korean Cinema | North Korea Film

Across te years, North korea film industry has experienced change both drastic and drawn-out

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North Korean artists not welcome, their ‘propaganda’ is

The top art institute is the Pyongyang University of Fine Art with various sections: brush-and-ink, oil, sculpture, ceramics, mural painting and industrial arts.

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Over mountains…are mountains | North Korea Film

The most famous North Korean film of all time!

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Collector FAQs

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from collectors.

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Koryo Studio 2019

Take a look at what kept us busy over the year! Have a look for what 2019 brought us for North Korean art and exhibitions.

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Tourist Map of Pyongyang (2019)

In November 2019, Koryo Studio held the launch of ​Tourist Map Of Pyongyang (2019)

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Made in North Korea: Graphics from Everyday Life in the DPRK

Koryo Studio co-curated ‘Made in North Korea’ arrives to South Korea

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Corea Pavillion at the Venice International Biennale

In June 2014 Koryo Studio was asked to contribute to the ‘Corea Pavillion’ at the Venice International Bienalle – with the focus on modernism 1914-2004.

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Beautiful Future at Beijing Design Week

“The Beautiful Future” is a unique collaboration between Nick Bonner of Koryo Tours, Dominic Johnson-Hill of Plastered 8, and selected North Korean artists.

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