Shared Dialogue, Shared Space – Free Public Art Event
Korea Art Forum (KAF) is proud to present Shared Dialogue, Shared Space (SDSS), a series of one-day interactive art initiatives presented for free in NYC Parks. The final in-person event in the KAF SDSS spring program takes place in Flushing, Queens on Saturday, May 14 from 12-4PM at Maple Playground. For the past three years, SDSS programs have connected immigrant communities and underserved ethnic enclaves to visual arts and culture through language access and participatory art activities. The activities have been offered to populations with limited English proficiency free of charge with translation services in English, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish at local parks embedded in the community.
On Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 12-4PM, Building Together, curated by Heng-Gil Han, featuring artists Cody Herrmann, David Younghwan Lee, Lily & Honglei, and Eunhae Park will lead audiences through programs that challenge dominant worldviews while referencing life in Flushing and the immigrant experience.
Events will take place at the Kissena Boulevard entrance of Maple Playground, between Maple Avenue and Franklin Avenue on Kissena Boulevard. Artists’ creative activities include augmented reality experienced on participants’ smart phones, drawing workshops, participatory sculpture, and printed comics, all of which address immigrant experiences, competition and contradictions, exploitation of others and natural resources, and racial and social injustices subjugating people of color.
The full 2022 Spring SDSS program, which incorporated in-person events at local parks in both Inwood, Manhattan, and Flushing, Queens, will conclude with a livestreamed curatorial talk on Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube on June 16 from 7-8PM, and a quadrilingual catalogue including artist interviews and curatorial essays to be published later this summer. For updates check www.kafny.org, or email email@example.com.
Since 2020, Shared Dialogue, Shared Space has broadened channels of communication between the contemporary art world and immigrant communities in New York City, advancing the artists’ creative endeavors of engaging the public. Focused on the expansion of public access to the artists’ creative work, the project fosters dialogues between the audience and artists, exploring a wide range of subject matters and the multidimensional role of art in the processes of cultural production and social change.