DPRK: North Korea in Colour

Thu 28th November, 2019 – Sun 8th December, 2019
Maggie Wren's Art Space
178 Johnston Street, Collingwood
There’s more to this country than meets the eye.

Subtle isn’t usually a word used to describe North Korea. But Melbourne-based photographer Dave Kulesza has captured a largely-unseen side of it for his first solo exhibition.

By casting aside his (and the mainstream’s) political and military ideas of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kulesza was able to uncover pockets splashed with soft, calming colours that stood in stark contrast to his dark and gloomy preconceptions.

DPRK: North Korea in Colour is a result of three days spent shooting in the capital city, Pyongyang. It features 15 large prints and a 100-page exhibition book.

In exploring the city’s architecture and interior design Kulesza captured intimate spaces and public expanses. Indoors he was drawn to colour, but large propaganda murals – those depicting past leaders Kim Il-sung & Kim Jong-il – caught his attention outdoors.

From 10.30am to 4.30pm. Closed Thursday December 5.

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