Saturday, August 14, 2010

Exhibition fails to show true range of Juche art

The NY Times currently has an article about an exhibition in Vienna of North Korean propaganda art. All the art evidently looks like this:

According to the article:
Mr. Noever [the museum director] provoked further furor with his catalog essay lamenting that “our Western ideological lenses cloud, if not entirely distort, the view of other realities” and urging museumgoers to “bid farewell once and for all to Eurocentric and culturally imperialistic attitudes.” The show, he argued, "proves that cultural differences can be bridged with mutual respect."
I gather the exhibition didn't include anything that looked like this:

(h/t: silke) Source of the "fist" painting: Dark Roasted Blend

Update: The latest Haveil Havalim does not fail to show the true range of Jewish blogging.

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