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240  CHE ONEJOON / SOUTH KOREA: MANSUDAE MASTER CLASS, 2015 The South Korean artist Che Onejoon contributed to the Korean pavilion at the Architectural Biennale in Venice in 2014 with a large installation dealing with the neighbouring state of North Korea. The main item of Onejoon’s contribution was this film triptych, which at the time was not yet finished. The film is a kind of shadow portrait of North Korea. Since filming is not permitted in North Korea, Che Onejoon has now been travelling for three years to sub-Saharan Africa to film monuments and buildings made by North Korean firms in Africa. The film, shown here for the first time in its final form, is a depiction of military alliances, cultural diplomacy, social realist art and not least of political utopias. The Korean pavilion in Venice was incidentally awarded the Golden Lion that year. HD 3channel video, approx 38min Courtesy of the artist


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