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North Korean Art!!!!!!
Posted May 26th, 2010 - 2:45 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
Hey guys,

I read an interesting short article in a german magazin. In the Museum für angewandte Kunst (MAK) Wien is an temporary exhibition on display:

"FLOWERS FOR KIM IL SUNG -
Art and architecture from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea"

Im really not that kind of guy who goes to Museums all the time but this actually sounds very unique...

The Museum is open every day of VC. Apparently on Saturdays, it is for free (so says the website??). Regular price is 7.90€ (5.50€ reduced). I would go on another day but why not take advantage of the free admission on saturday.

Who is interested???

Caspar


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Learn more about the exhibition on the MAK´s website here:
http://www.mak.at/e/jetzt/f_jetzt_b_blumenfuer_e.htm (english)

The exhibition offers for the first time insight into the contemporary art, poster production and architecture of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which hitherto was mostly not on show in international exhibitions. The exhibition in the MAK was prepared in cooperation with the Korean Art Gallery and the Paektusan Academy of Architecture. What can be seen is a culture that is alien to us and that is stamped by an overwhelming veneration of the “Eternal President” Kim Il Sung, who died in 1994, and of his son Kim Jong II , presently in power; the culture is also rigidly marked by the Chuch’e ideology, a specific interpretation of socialism. Kim Il Sung adapted the traditional Marxist-Leninist doctrine to the Korean situation. The Chuch’e ideology which thus arose interprets Historical Materialism as a form of voluntarism, thereby emphasising the country’s autonomy in every respect, whether ideological, political, economic or military. Korean nationalism thus assumes a central ideological role.

The show contains around 100 oil and ink pictures, a representative selection of posters, and a model of the ”Chuch’e Tower,” the landmark of Pyongyang, and is rounded off by architectural drawings and photographs. For the first time, 16 portraits of the two most senior leaders of the country, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong II , are exhibited. Generally they depict father and son together with representatives of the people, including factory workers,
soldiers and peasants as well as children, and in a variety of settings. In the paintings, it is mainly the heroic acts of the revolution that are depicted, from the beginnings of the
Democratic People’s Republic and the creation of the “Workers’ Paradise”. So-called bourgeois forms of art, such as for example abstract art, are the subject of critical opposition, comparable with the situation in the former Soviet Union. Socialist Realism was long considered the prevailing style.

Posted May 26th, 2010 - 4:05 pm by from Ljubljana, Slovenia (Permalink)
It sounds really good! Let's do it, let's use free Saturday. A little bit of education after the 'decadent Friday night' =)

Posted May 27th, 2010 - 8:59 am by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
i guess i m just to type who goes to musuem ;-)

i m in and MaK has always very intresting exibitions so let me know if you r all still going!

Posted May 27th, 2010 - 12:03 pm by from Bamberg, Germany (Permalink)
I am also interested, heard about it on the radio.
When and where do we meet?

Posted May 27th, 2010 - 12:08 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
Personally I would suggest the saturday (apparently no admission) maybe at 12 or 1pm. After this, I want to go to the base.

That morning will be that CS cemetary tour I am interested in. But as I dont want to do thr cemetary and the MaK after, I would rather skip that tour.

12 or 1om, saturday noon? At the Museum (no idea where it is)? How does that sound? Remember, there might be heavy night activities Friday night.

Caspar

Posted May 27th, 2010 - 12:32 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
yeah 1 maybe me more suitable! is fine for me, MAK ist just in front of schotentor subway station U3 , we can meet outside the station exit "Wollzeile" it is one station from stephansplatz so it is in the center!

Posted May 28th, 2010 - 8:20 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
meetinng point:
MAK ist just in front of schotentor subway station U3 , we can meet outside the station exit "Wollzeile" it is one station from stephansplatz so it is in the center!

meeting time:
13:00 (1pm) sharp. Saturday.

Posted May 28th, 2010 - 9:07 am from Vienna, Austria
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Posted May 28th, 2010 - 10:10 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
mmh, I have no clue. So lets meet at the U2 stop SCHOTTENTOR at 13.00 Saturday

Caspar

Posted May 28th, 2010 - 11:12 am by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
oh goddness i think i m kinda of off of thinking! you are right i wrote the wrong name of the station!!


i would say it ll be better to meet in volksgarten which is also U2 station , the plus is that we can take u3 ( same station as u2) till schotenring (MAK) what you think?


Posted May 28th, 2010 - 3:47 pm by from Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany (Permalink)
I do the cemetary tour first.
Is there later a meeting point in the museum?

Posted May 29th, 2010 - 2:00 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
Peter,
for sure you can be there later. For me (and apparently most people who answered here yet), 1pm is good. I want to go to the base after.
Caspar

Posted May 29th, 2010 - 6:21 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
just to make sure, you did not get it wrong: as Arved said, MAK is at "Stubentor" U3 station or few minutes walk from "stadtpark" U4 Station.

see: http://maps.google.at/maps?ie=UTF8&q=MAK&fb=1&gl=at&hq=MAK&cid=0,0,8884427295271914001&ei=3VQBTITzMZOjOIHHyNYE&ved=0CB4QnwIwAA&hnear=&ll=48.207601,16.381431&spn=0.011912,0.027874&z=16&iwloc=A

I will not have time for the visit... but, I would suggest you guys to meet at:

Stubentor, U3 Station - exit "parkring/stubenring"
or even better, if you see at the map, there is a very nice Viennese Coffee House called "Cafe Prückel" - one of the best in town... and "MAK" is right accross the street.

sorry if this confuses you :(

by the way, this is not a usual exhibition - the ones that speak German: http://diepresse.com/home/kultur/kunst/566094/index.do - kept and it is keeping the critics very busy :)

anyway, have fun :)




Posted June 4th, 2010 - 9:40 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
Hey!
The only person I know is definately comming is Safaa.
Question: I would like to go to the cememtary tour first and would like to meet only after, at 2pm for the MaK.

Is that cool? How else want to come? After, I would go directly to the Base. Pretty sure the exhibition wont take more than 1h.

meeting point:
MAK ist just in front of schotentor subway station U3 , we can meet outside the station exit "Wollzeile" it is one station from stephansplatz so it is in the center!

meeting time:
14:00 (2pm) sharp. Saturday.

Caspar

Posted June 4th, 2010 - 10:37 am by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
Hi everyone!

i m definitly In !!

well 2 is fine with me so see you tomorrow!

Posted June 4th, 2010 - 10:40 am by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
Again : Schottentor is NOT a U3 station - Schottentor is U2 station (Universtity).

Wollzeile is at Stephansplatz (U1 or U3) (right in the centre of the city):

http://maps.google.at/maps?hl=de&rlz=1T4ADBF_deAT316AT316&q=wollzeile+wien&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Wollzeile,+1010+Wien&gl=at&ei=WdUITLS4GY2S4gbNz624AQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CCEQ8gEwAA

if you meet at Schottentor, take the BUS 1A and it will take you straight to the MAK (end station) - the bus goes through the centre of the city - it would be a mini-tour through the heart of the city.

see: http://www.wienerlinien.at/media/download/2010/Linie_01A_15710.pdf


and it takes about 10-12 minutes

anyway...

have fun...

Posted June 4th, 2010 - 11:54 am by from Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany (Permalink)
I'll be there

Posted June 4th, 2010 - 12:06 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
oh gasper! you copied the wrong part of my old message lol


well to make sure that we all mean the same "there" :

2 pm U3 subway station Stubenring exit wollzeile.

as vincenc suggested we can walk or take the bus till stubentor if you like to visit a bit the down town i ll still advice we visit the exibition first than maybe walk afterwards





Posted June 4th, 2010 - 12:10 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
please disregard my last post i m really soo offf of thinking :

again but for the last time !!!


2 pm U3 subway station STUBENTOR exit wollzeile.


Posted June 4th, 2010 - 9:17 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)

2 pm U3 subway station STUBENTOR exit wollzeile.

from there, we can walk.

caspar

Posted June 5th, 2010 - 6:46 am by from Klagenfurt, Austria (Permalink)
hello!

I`m in too.

cu later at the U3.

Bettina

Posted June 5th, 2010 - 10:38 am from Vienna, Austria
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Posted June 10th, 2010 - 3:12 pm by from Bamberg, Germany (Permalink)
I found the exhibition very impressive (in a certain way) and this article in the German newspaper DIE ZEIT
http://www.zeit.de/2010/23/Kunst-aus-Nordkorea
Only in German, note comments, like this one Korea at night
http://www.frumforum.com/images/photos/scroll/korea.jpg
and a link to MAK
http://www.mak.at/jetzt/ausstellungen/blumen_kimIlSung.html