Advocacy & Campaigns

Concerts & Exhibitions​

Viewing art as an important tool to convey the message of North Korean human rights to the general public, NKHR has made art an element of many aspects of our advocacy and campaigns. Our art exhibitions and concerts serve as platforms for public dialogue and awareness-raising, while also providing another way for NKHR to engage with the public in South Korea, as well as during our country-specific campaigns, advocacy at the United Nations, and international conferences. NKHR organizes classical music concerts with well-known orchestras, pop music concerts with both South Korean musicians and North Korean musicians who have resettled in South Korea, and multimedia art exhibitions combining the work of South and North Korean resettler artists. Our concerts and exhibitions portray the experiences of the people of North Korea.

The Beautiful Dream Concert​​​

In Seoul, every year since 2007, NKHR has hosted the Beautiful Dream Concert, a benefit concert for North Korean youth resettling in South Korea. Each concert features an orchestra and accompanying musicians such as opera signers or pop stars. Through multimedia content, the concert also serves as a platform to educate the audience about human rights in North Korea and the challenges faced by North Korean youth in South Korea. The donations from the Beautiful Dream Concert fund NKHR’s programs that help North Korean youth overcome educational and cultural barriers and achieve their own beautiful dreams.

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The 2015 Beautiful Dream Concert, with a Message from President Park
Concerts & Exhibitions
The 2015 Beautiful Dream ...
The Beautiful Dream Concert, with a Message from President Park It has been nine years since NKHR’s first Beautiful Dream Concert. The Concert began as a discussion with Professor Soh Chang-rok in the spring of 2007. That discussion developed into a collaboration between the Beautiful Foundation and Ehwa Institute of Unification Studies—the founding organizations […]
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President Park Geun-hye delivers a message of support at NKHR’s 2015 Beautiful Dream Concert
Concerts & Exhibitions
President Park Geun-hye d...
President Park Geun-hye delivers a message of support at NKHR’s 2015 Beautiful Dream Concert President of the Republic of Korea, Geun-hye Park, presented aspecial message at the 2015 Beautiful Dream Concert. Although President Park wasunable to attend herself, South Korea’s Minister of Unification, Yong-pyoHong, delivered the message on her behalf. Congratulatory […]
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Beyond the Panopticon: Unveiling stories of North Korean Refugees
Concerts & Exhibitions
Beyond the Panopticon: Un...
Beyond the Panopticon: Unveiling stories of North Korean Refugees By Jiyoung Han, NKHR Campaign Team intern NKHR hosted a multi-media art exhibition “Beyond the Panopticon,” depicting the lives of North Korean Refugees. From June 10 to 15, 2015, at Gallery IS in Insadong, Seoul. Beyond the Panopticon illustrated the hardships of North Korean refugees […]
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