Korea Art Forum Presents A Forum Reflecting On
The 2023 Shared Dialogue, Shared Space Events
Saturday, September 30, 2023
9:00am – 11:00 am
New York, September 26, 2023 — Korea Art Forum (KAF) is excited to announce that we’ll be having a virtual community forum on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 9–11 a.m. EST about the fifth iteration of the 2023 Shared Dialogue, Shared Space (SDSS), an outdoor participatory art event held at Maria Solá Community Garden in Mott Haven, South Bronx, on September 16, 2023. Please join us this Saturday as we also prepare for our next outdoor participatory art event held at the peninsula and front side of Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan. The peninsula is accessible from W 218th St and Indian Road, and the front side from Seaman Avenue at Isham street, on Saturday October 7th, from 12-4pm.
With an Alternative Manhattan Project theme, this iteration of SDSS recognized by one of this year’s prestigious Social Practice CUNY Faculty Fellowship Awards brings together artists who will be presenting their community-oriented and thought-provoking works of participatory art. The goal is for the artists to engage the community in conversations on peacebuilding and pilot a transition from punishment and sanctions-based security and peace mechanisms to an art and creativity-based approach.
During this virtual forum, artists Stephanie Alvarado with Nancy Paredes, Eugenie Chao, Yeon Jin Kim, brandon king, Moses Ros, Minshik Shin, The Square Theater, and V Tineo will be sharing their unique creative processes, presenting their innovative plans for the participatory art event on October 7th. We’ll also delve into thought-provoking discussion questions, such as: What impact does SDSS have on our perception of art? How does it inform the creative process of artists? And what effect does it have on participants?.
This online event is open to everyone and we eagerly seek your feedback as we’re in the final stages of preparation for the October 7th event. Anyone interested in art and culture, please join us for this enriching experience.
The SDSS is a series of Saturday participatory art initiatives presented for free in NYC Parks and Public Places. Since 2020, SDSS programs have connected the public, focusing on immigrant communities, people with disabilities and those with economic hardship, to art and culture through language access and participatory art activities. For this event, KAF has invited nine visionary artists and teams to create new collaborative work with local communities.
SDSS fosters dialogues between the audience and artists, exploring a wide range of subject matters and the multidimensional impact of art in the processes of cultural production and social change, particularly to disrupt rising anti-Asian sentiments and racial divides that are entrenched in all sectors of American life. KAF has offered artist-run skill-sharing sessions, performances, and participatory activities to the public, focusing on populations with limited English proficiency and other barriers free of charge, with translation services in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and ASL at local parks embedded in the community.
For the past three years, Shared Dialogue, Shared Space has broadened channels of communication between the contemporary art world and local communities in New York City, advancing the artists’ creative endeavors of engaging the public. This year’s event promises to be an engaging experience that showcases the diverse talents and perspectives of the artists and the community. Join us on Saturday September 30, from 9–11 am for a virtual forum about immersive art experiences showcasing art’s power to shape our communities. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.
Upcoming Program Summary:
Shared Dialogue, Shared Space: Alternative Manhattan Project Virtual Forum
Saturday September 30, 2023 from 9 to 11 am EST
Join artists Stephanie Alvarado with Nancy Paredes, Eugenie Chao, Yeon Jin Kim, brandon king, Moses Ros, Minshik Shin, The Square Theater, and V Tineo in a virtual forum and hear with their unique creative processes, showcasing the diverse talents and perspectives of the artists and the community as we prepare for the participatory art event on October 7th.
About Korea Art Forum
Founded in New York 2013, Korea Art Forum (KAF) is led by artists, scholars, and peacemakers committed to bridging the world through art, serving to advance indispensable values of art’s connectivity, relevance, and equity to create a peaceful world and enhance people’s quality of life and well-being. KAF’s goals are to stem root causes of inequality found in the contemporary art field and promote an eco-human-centric framework of art as a social product of public engagement that enables the creation of a peaceful world of coexistence, cooperation, and shared prosperity. Operating at the intersection of the visual arts and humanities, KAF annually produces interrelated projects—Commissions, Exhibitions, Forums, and Publications—to bring together all people from the art world and beyond to share dialogues, serving to build an interconnected peaceful world and support inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.
KAF’s 2023 SDSS programs held in Northern Manhattan, the South Bronx, and Queens is supported, in part, by an award of Grants for Art Projects from the National Endowment for the Arts; and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council; and are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding is provided by the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF). WQXR is the media partner of Korea Art Forum presenting Shared Dialogue, Shared Space. Special thanks to our community partners, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Minkown Center, The South Bronx Unite, and NYC Council Members Vickie Paladino, Sandra Ung, and Julie Won for supporting KAF’s projects. The particular SDSS program on October 7, 2023 is additionally supported, in part, through a faculty fellowship and grant from Social Practice CUNY.