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Early Arrival of Future (2015) by Sojung Jun depicts a North Korean pianist Kim Cheol-woong and South Korean pianist Uhm Eun-kyung playing a duet, facing one another, divided and connected by two grand pianos. Reading one another’s movements and coordinating through eye contact, they arrange and perform a duet that combines the folk melodies of a traditional North Korean song and a common South Korean nursery rhyme. Through this, the artist asks and experiments what kind of meanings art can have in different societies, and whether artists can overcome ideological and political conflicts with artistic imagination.

On a divided Korean peninsula, folktales of King Dangun - the mythical founder of the first Korean kingdom more than 4,350 years ago - play a quiet but persistent role in keeping the dream of reunification alive.

This mythology made an appearance in September when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the top of Mount Paektu, the supposed birthplace of Dangun.

Moon also invoked the legend in an unprecedented speech in Pyongyang, calling for Korea to be reunited.