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View of Pyongyang in 2018. Courtesy Nicholas Bonner.

Pyongyang

All art in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is produced by the state, and is primarily controlled by the three main art studios in Pyongyang: Mansudae, Paekho and Central Art Studio. Mansudae is the largest art “collective.” Yet its sales are currently experiencing a low due to sanctions and the decline in tourist numbers. On August 5, 2016, after North Korea’s missile tests, the UN Security Council subjected Mansudae to a global asset freeze, effectively banning the export of artworks and construction projects like the recently completed visitor center in Angkor Wat, Cambodia, and the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal. 

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