Recorded Performance «Diamond Mountains Medley 金剛山混成曲» by Rhaomi performed by Norea Trio for the exhibibiton «Border Crossings – North and South Korean Art from the Sigg Collection» in Bern, Switzerland at the 27 April 2021.
About the performance:
Missed Diamond Mountains (1962, The 12th anniversary of the Korean War)
Bibong Falls on Diamond Mountains_North(Since the 1945 division, modern song)
Who doesn’t know this man(1983)
The mountain that climbed in sorrow_North(Since the 1945 division, modern song)
The paradise all of the world_North(Since the 1945 division, modern song)
Diamond Mountains taryeong(1927)
The North Korean song was extracted from the 「금강산국문시가선 Diamond Mountains Poetry and Song Collection」(사회과학출판사 Social Science Publishing, 2004) which was collected in Dandong, the border between China and North Korea.
Composition: Yejune Synn
Performed by Norea Trio
Violin: Hyunjong Reents-Kang
Violoncello: Eva Lüthi
Piano: Petya Mihneva Falsig
Film: Matthias Dömötör
Performance Date and Place: 27 April 2021 KUNSTMUSEUM BERN
Sponsored by KOREA FOUNDATION, KUNSTMUSEUM BERN, SongEun ArtSpace & Cultural Foundation, Atelier Irmak
About the exhibition:
The exhibition allows the public a close look at the Korean Peninsula, divided since 1953. A 250-kilometre border of barbed-wire fences and anti-tank barriers divides Korea into two states which could not be more different from one another. Equally divergent is the art produced simultaneously in the two countries.
The North fosters a socialist-realist tradition of painting, while in the South a vital contemporary art examines the irreconcilability of the two political systems and the lived reality of the population. In the exhibition, the contrasting world-views engage in a dialogue with one another and invite the public to approach Korea’s history as well as its present.
Selected works from the Sigg Collection form the starting-point of the exhibition and set visitors on a journey through Korean art from the 1970s until the 2010s. During his time as Swiss ambassador to China, Uli Sigg was also ambassador to North Korea (1995 – 1998). This gave him both a profound insight into North Korean reality and the unique opportunity to acquire works.
Curator: Kathleen Bühler / Curatorial assistance: Stefanie Marlene Wenger
More information: Kunstmuseum Bern