Monday, January 22, 2007


DPRK Philippe Chancel... DPRK. "...Philippe Chancel’s photographs show us a public sphere orchestrated to the last and finest detail. Everywhere flags, murals, slogans glorify the party ; everywhere monuments, statues, portraits glorify its leaders, the « Great » one and the « Dear » one, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. In this country where slogans read « Art is the Party », where the party’s symbol is the hammer, sickle and paintbrush, the political has been transfigured into an all-encompassing æsthetic – a totalitarian aesthetic for a totalitatian regime." From Philippe Chancel Photographer. Also... From Lens Culture... Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2007 — the four finalists; Philippe Chancel, Anders Petersen, Fiona Tan, and Walid Raad/The Atlas Group.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recommend this short movie mocking Kim Jong Il and his secret agent buying Hennessy XO wine from Chinese black market :=)

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