Rights group puts North Korean art on display

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Jul 29, 2014 - 20:37
  • Updated : Jul 29, 2014 - 20:37
The Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights will set up a multimedia display on human rights issues of children in North Korea from Aug. 6-11.

“Kkotjebi in Bloom: North Korean Children’s Flight to Freedom” at Gallery IS in Insa-dong will focus on homelessness in the North and tell the stories of three former homeless children ― Kim Eun-ju, Lee Sung-ju and Kim Hyuk ― who escaped to South Korea.

The exhibition will also include works by North Korean artists Sun Mu, whose art has been featured in galleries worldwide, and by South Korean students including Kang Chun-hyok of Hongik University.

An opening reception for the public will be held on Aug. 6 from 5-7 p.m., with defectors Kim Eun-ju and Kim Hyuk in attendance.

Numerous side events will supplement the exhibition throughout the week including a filming of the North Korean-focused show “The Casey Lartigue Show with Yeonmi Park” at the gallery on Aug. 8, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.

The exhibition will end on Aug. 10 with a live drawing performance and talk by Kang Chun-hyok. For more information, call Michele Park or Miri Cha at (02) 723-1672 or email