March 19th, 2012

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Punk in Pyongyang is art in Seoul

Bands create installations and songs for a fictional North Korean rocker


The poster for the exhibition “Lee Sung Woong, the North Korean Punk Rocker” by Bamseom Pirates, one of the 10 indie rock bands participating in the show at Artsonje Center in central Seoul. Provided by Artsonje

Are there punk rockers in North Korea? If so, what would they be like?

These questions are explored by 10 South Korean indie bands in a new exhibition and concert series at Artsonje Center in the art zone east of Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul.

Each of the bands shows an installation imagining the life of fictional North Korean punk rocker Lee Sung Woong. The bands will also present a series of concerts with songs they imagine he would write.

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Sourse: Korea JoongAng Daily