Last Sunday marked the 100th birthday of the founder of North Korea, Kim il Sung. This was two days after their failed missile launch that had the world wondering just what the hell North Korea also referred to as DPRK, was up to. Since following the hermit kingdom for about a year now I was excited about getting the news that one of their former propaganda artist, Song Byeok was coming to the district to show off his work. Knowing the backstory of Song (PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE, THANK YA), I knew that it wasn’t going to be the traditional style DPRK propaganda art, each piece is North Korean related but with Songs own individual, creative expressions to symbolize and pay homage to the freedoms he has today.
The exhibit is going until April 30th The Dunes in Columbia Heights. The Hours vary – check the venue calendar for specific dates and times. Recommended donation of $5. The Dunes is located at 1402 Meridian Place NW, Washington, DC 20009. Closest Metro: Columbia Heights (Yellow/Green line). For more information call 202-436-9118. Here are a few photos I took.