Art under control in North Korea



“What does a totalitarian regime expect from its artists? Jane Portal explores the role of art in North Korea.” - “A picture must be painted in such a way that the viewer can understand its meaning. If the people who see a picture cannot grasp its meaning, no matter what a talented artist may have painted it, they cannot say it is a good picture.” (Kim Jong-Il) Funny, I have heard similar comments in the West from people who criticize modern art.