Mansudae Art Studio, Pyongyang, North Korea (2014) @ Art Basel 2019
60 cm (H) x 75cm
Archival Glossy Inkjet Print, Acrylic Face Mounting
Founded in 1959, Mansudae Art Studio, Pyongyang, is one of the largest ‘factories’ in art production in the world that is owned by state, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Artworks produced by Mansudae Art Studio, like paintings of realistic depiction or propagandist persuasion of lives and ideology in North Korea, are manufactured, displayed and sold at the gallery attached to the Studio. An art market of its own – operation, economy, worldview, and dream. A photograph of Mansudae Art Studio is now situated at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019, one of the largest art markets in the world.