The exhibition features some fifty works on paper from the collections of Nicholas Bonner and Abbot Ki Dae Won and is the work of co-curators Nicholas Bonner, Koen de Ceuster, and Michael Schuster in consultation with Karin Lee.
An opening reception scheduled for 2:00 p.m. January 30 will feature a performance by the Halla Huhm Dance Studio under the direction of Mary Jo Freshley.
Several special programs will be presented in connection with the exhibition in February, March, and April. These include:
- Sunday, February 27, 2:00–3:00 p.m. â€œNorth Korea Today,â€ a talk by Edward J. Shultz, interim dean of the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies
- Sunday, March 6, 2:00–3:00 p.m. â€œPerforming Koreanness: Negotiating the Self in the Land of the Collective,â€ a multimedia presentation by Korean Ammerican interdisciplinary artist Billie Lee on her experience traveling in North Korea in 2008
- Sunday, April 3, 2:00–3:00 p.m. â€œCurating the Work of North Korean Artists,â€ a talk by Nicholas Bonner, co-curator of the exhibition and collector of North Korean art
- Sunday, April 17, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Film Showing: A State of Mind, a 2004 documentary film directed by Daniel Gordon and produced by Nicholas Bonner
The East-West Center gallery is located on the ground floor of John A. Burns Hall at the corner of Dole Street and East-West Road. Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Admission to the exhibition is free. For additional information, see http://arts.eastwestcenter.org.
The exhibition is presented by the East-West Center Arts Progam with the cooperation of the Center for Korean Studies, the UHM School of Pacific and Asian Studies, and the Committee on North Korea, Washington, D.C.