N Korea stages rare art exhibition in London

Pyongyang's embassy in Britain opens its doors to the public to see handpicked paintings by state-sponsored artists.

    N Korea stages rare art exhibition in London
    Pyongyang's embassy in London opened its doors to the public to see paintings by state-sponsored artists [Al Jazeera]

    An exhibition in London is giving people a rare look at art from North Korea. Its embassy in London has opened its doors to the public to view work from four state-sponsored artists.

    Hand picked by the State run art studio, and under close supervision, the artists spent several weeks painting London scenes, to show alongside their more traditional themes from home.

    But the event, which was hoped to build a better understanding between the British and North Koreans, has drawn very little attention from the public. 

    Al Jazeera's Simon McGregor Wood reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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