Art Objects from
2022 Shared Dialogue, Shared Space (SDSS)
from December 16, 2022 to January 22, 2023
Thursdays to Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
601 Artspace in Chinatown, NY
Art Objects from
'Here from Afar'
'The Earth is No Land'
'The Mott Haven Project'
'Against Anti-Asian Sentiments'
December 16, 2022
6:00 to 8:00 pm
December 16, 2022 to January 22, 2023
Thursday to Sunday
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
88 Eldridge St.
New York, NY
David Yonghwan Lee
Lily & Honglei
Korea Art Forum (KAF) is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of art objects produced through the series of outdoor art events and activities, 2022 Shared Dialogue, Shared Space (SDSS), which include:
Here From Afar guest-curated by Jennifer McGregor presented different experiences of nature in different cultural contexts.
The Earth Is No Land guest-curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez created a temporary space for participants to envisage the Earth as Gaia, a super-organic single system, shifting our understanding of the earth that is currently seen as a divisible and tradable commodity.
Building Together piloted creative activities to change our dominant zero-sum worldview causing competition and contradictions, exploitation of others and natural resources, and racial and social injustices subjugating people of color.
Mott Haven Project and Mott Haven Art Block Party brought neighbors together to experience art, promote their own creativity, and confirm their presence in the area.
Against Anti-Asian-Sentiments presented art elements in resistance to the recent surge of hate crimes and incidents against Asian-Americans.
Exhibiting at 601 Art Space at the end of 2022 provides an opportunity to reflect on what we have done and share the outcomes with a different audience. It provides a platform to discuss the unequal distribution of art resources not as an issue of lacking material and manpower, but as an issue of priority setting, challenging dominant narratives of anti-immigration and racial injustices that are deeply embedded in American culture today. The exhibition offers an examination of accessible approaches to social practice art and renewed conception of art as an effort of community building and immigration as social and cultural bridge-building work.
KAF will also have all SDSS print catalogs published to date available at the exhibition, showing the trajectory of the program’s development from its inauguration in 2020 through June 2022. The 2022 quadrilingual catalog (English, Spanish, Korean, and Chinese) includes artist interviews, curatorial statements, and participants’ reviews of in-person events at local parks in both Inwood, Manhattan and Flushing, Queens, For more information, to purchase copies of the catalogs, or to view for free online, please visit
https://www.kafny.org/publications, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Arantxa Araujo is a Mexican artist whose work is multidisciplinary, feminist, meditative, and is rooted in bio-behavioral research. Their work Cocoon (2022) will be presented, a prop used for performance at the waterfront of Inwood Hill Park made with satin and chiffon connective wings.
Ana Paula Cordeiro makes books by hand, photographs with film, prints from lead type, and writes either sparingly or profusely on unbound folios, which she then proceeds to bind by hand into volumes. Her exhibited work is Gathering of Impressions/Encuentro de Impresiones (2022).
Cody Herrmann is an artist and community organizer based in Flushing, Queens. Her work A Glimpse of the Future (it’s bound to come tumbling down) (2022) implements blocks of cardboard to represent the distribution of affordable housing, market-rate units, and hotel rooms in the Special Flushing Waterfront District (SFWD). The project empowers participants to speak on issues of overdevelopment and displacement.
IG: @americanbabe, @flushinbayandcreep
Jeanne F. Jalandoni is based in NYC and explores the idea of Asians as a perpetual foreigner in her art. Her work Community Weaving (2022) is an output of a participatory activity that invited visitors to weave collectively and took place in Inwood Hill Park on April 23, 2022.
Yeon Jin Kim’s multi-disciplinary practice encompasses animated films shot from miniature sets, cut-paper works, drawings and plastic quilts inspired by Jogakbo (Korean traditional quilting). Her work Collaborative Jogakbo (2021-2022) are Jogakbos made by participants stitched together.
David Yonghwan Lee is a visual artist whose body of work currently focuses on personal experiences of relocation. His work Drawing Workshop (2022) is a 3D installation of the table used to invite immigrant passersby to draw their experience of the new city they recently immigrated to. This drawing workshop took place in downtown Flushing on May 14, 2022.
Yunjeong Lee has been working on interactive art since 2019. She started working on augmented reality based on the work completed with public participation to enhance the interactive experience. Her work Love Is All (1022-2) (2022) is an output of a participatory activity that invited visitors to express their ideas of racial inequality and took place in Mott Haven, the South Bronx, on September 25, 2022.
Rejin Leys is a mixed media artist and paper maker based in Queens. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and is included in several public collections. Her work New Colossus Paper (2022) is a group of 3 prints on a wall and her pulp-making station (a cart with a container and shredded paper in front of the prints)
Lily & Honglei is an immigrant artist collaborative whose practice integrates Asian cultural heritages, traditional art mediums, and emerging technologies. Their work The Red String: Life of the Invisibles (2022) is inspired by "The Butterfly Lovers," an ancient Chinese folktale, and reflects Asian immigrants' cultural heritage and their search for a new identity in the western metropolis.
LuLu LoLo is an international visual/performance artist and playwright/actor for over twenty-five years. Her work Listening to the Birds (2022) is presented as a wall piece with a headphone and sound equipment next to a photograph. The artist interviewed visitors at Inwood Hill Park, sharing conversations about their experiences and memories of birds.
IG: @thelululolo, Website: https://www.lululolo.com/
Eunhae Mary Park is a visual development artist. Her work 行雲流水 (Kou-un-ryu-sui)(2022) is a comic sharing the artist’s experiences of immigrating to the US. The artist was born to Korean immigrant parents in Japan. Due to Japanese Nationality Law, which is based on ethnicity and doesn’t recognize birth in Japan, she automatically became an immigrant from birth.
IG: @zmaa4, Website: http://emarypark.com
Minshik Shin is a Korean immigrant artist based in Flushing. He works with people to make paintings, focusing on immigrants who have been denied access to art due to their locality, language, or economic hardship. His work Awaken Tuxedo (2022) is a white tuxedo painted by participants. The artist bought the white tuxedo (in the picture) a long time ago with the hope of attending an upscale event such as an award ceremony. But as a blue-collar art worker, he has never had such an occasion. Thus, the tuxedo has been hanging in his closet. For the outdoor SDSS event on a sunny fall day, he finally took it out and used it for the art festival.
Quintín Rivera Toro was born in Puerto Rico in 1978. He holds an M.F.A. in Sculpture from R.I.S.D. in Providence, Rhode Island (2013); and a Ph.D. in Art Production and Research from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain (2019). His work Mott Haven Project (2022) is a wall piece developed in honor of community activists. Quintin asked photographer Shian Cui to take portraits of community members. He arranged the portraits into a large-scale scaffolding shed banner. KAF’s and the South Bronx’s communities combined resources to produce the banner installed at a construction site at 349 E 140th Street, Mott Haven, the South Bronx.
601Artspace partners with artists, curators and other not-for-profit organizations to produce unconventional exhibitions, talks, film screenings and special projects within a non-commercial context. Often its permanent collection acts as a catalyst for artistic and curatorial encounters. Through such interdisciplinary practices, 601Artspace engages with and investigates issues in the production, organization and reception of contemporary art.