The artists for human rights
Art & Advocacy SEries
Artists for Human Rights has partnered with the Human Rights Foundation to present the work of North Korean defector artist Song Byeok in an exhibit at Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts in downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit, “Longing for Freedom,” is part of HRF’s Art in Protest program, an ongoing series of international art exhibitions and other events that showcase and popularize artwork that advances freedom and democracy. Song Byeok is a North Korean defector who worked as a propaganda artist for the North Korean regime for seven years before being arrested and jailed in a prison camp. Since his escape, he has created a new life in South Korea using art to criticize the Kim dynasty.