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“Spring Never Comes in the North” Exhibition in Cheonggyecheon

March 23, 2011

Updated with photos from the exhibition:

Original Notice:

NKnet and H.A.N.A., a North Korean human rights student group at Sookmyung Women’s University, are hosting “Spring Never Comes in the North” in the popular spot in Seoul, Cheonggyecheon. The exhibition of photos and video about North Korea’s human rights situation is running daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Sunday, April 3rd, 2011.

Note, few English translations are provided, so if you don’t know Korean, invite a Korean friend along!

Media coverage of this event:

Report from Arirang TV

Article in the Daily NK


The exhibition is not far from several subway stops, but there are limited access points to the walking paths along the Cheonggyecheon stream. Once you’re on the path next to the stream bank, just look for an orange bridge — the exhibition is under the north side of that bridge. If you’re starting out from the beginning of the stream near Gwanghwamun exit 5, i.e., starting with the tall cone-shaped sculpture at your back, walk along the left (north) bank for several minutes (400 meters) to get to the exhibition.

Line 1 Jonggak Station exit 5; Line 2 Euljiro 1-Ga Station exit 3; or Line 5 Gwanghwamun Station exit 5

A map of the general area with a marker showing the location of the bridge the exhibition is under.

This link shows the orange bridge and a stairwell you can use to get to the south stream bank. From there, you need to walk a couple minutes either direction to cross a foot bridge and then double back to the bridge.

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