A Koryo Tours event at the House of Illustration in London.
Londoners! Looking for something interesting to do this Friday night? Check tonight's event at the the House of Illustration in London: 'In Conversation with Nicholas Bonner'.
From the House of Illustration website:
Our forthcoming exhibition – Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK – will show hundreds of everyday objects collected by Nicholas Bonner. He began hoarding sweet wrappers, ticket stubs and stamps when first visiting the country in 1993, and has since amassed thousands of items including hand-painted posters and comics. They reveal a graphic style honed over decades in a closed society.
Get the inside story at this Q&A on the opening day of our exhibition.
It follows the recent release of Bonner’s book Made in North Korea: Graphics from Everyday Life in the DPRK, published by Phaidon. The Q&A will be followed by a book signing and late-night opening of the show. £15 tickets include exhibition entry, while £35 tickets include exhibition entry and a copy of the book (RRP £24.95).
Bonner is North Korea’s foremost expert in graphic culture, tourism and film. Having studied landscape architecture in the UK he set up Koryo Tours in Beijing, specialising in group travel to the DPRK. He has produced three documentaries on North Korea as well as the feature film Comrade Kim Goes Flying, and was part of the curatorial team behind the Golden Lion-winning Korea pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale.
When, Where? 23 Feb 2018, 7:00pm 2 Granary Square, King's Cross London N1C 4BH
Do you want to know more? Nicholas Bonner will be leading a special tour to Pyongyang, Kaesong, and Sariwon for Koryo Tours' 25th Anniversary from 20 October-25 October, 2018. Come learn about Nick's two and a half decades of involvement in tourism in North Korea, working on cultural projects with North Koreans, as well as changes he has seen in his time travelling there.