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Korea Art Forum Presents: 

Korea Art Forum Presents: 

Saturday, September 16, 2023, 2 PM – 6 PM

E 134 ST and Lincoln Avenue,
The Bronx, NY 10454



Saturday, September 16, 2023

2 PM – 6 PM


E 134 ST and Lincoln Avenue,

The Bronx, NY 10454



Stephanie Alvarado,
Nancy Paredes,
Yeon Jin Kim,
Moses Ros,
Minshik Shin,
The Square Theater

New York, August 26, 2023 — Korea Art Forum (KAF) is excited to announce the fourth iteration of the 2023 Shared Dialogue, Shared Space (SDSS), an outdoor participatory art event that will take place on September 16th from 2–6 pm in the outdoor community hub at E 134 ST and Lincoln Avenue in Mott Haven, the Bronx. The event happens in conjuction with celebrating the 36th anniversary of La Peña del Bronx and in memory of all those lost by the CIA-back Military Coup overthrowing Salvador Allenda, democratically elected President of Chile 50 years ago. This event promises to be a day of immersive art experiences that connect immigrant communities and underserved ethnic enclaves in New York City to visual arts and culture. 


The SDSS event in the Bronx is part of a series of Saturday participatory art initiatives presented for free in Parks and Public Places across NYC. 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, ASL service made available upon a 2-week advance request, and participatory art activities. This year, KAF has invited five artists and teams to create new collaborative works of public art with local communities. 


Stephanie Alvarado and Nancy Paredes will take and preserve portraits of community members for future memories, elevating the significance of history writing, particularly in BIPOC communities. Yeon Jin Kim continues advancing collective Jogakbo, a Korean art and craft form of fabric patchwork practiced by women that deserves more widespread attention. Moses Ros invites participants to make Repróllage that combines printmaking and collage of recycled materials. Minshik Shin will visualize the abstract form of democracy and creates opportunities for people to integrate art into their daily life. The Square Theatre will engage community members in a dialogic performance that uses collected questions to connect immigrant experiences. 


SDSS is a project that 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 workshops, performances, and participatory activities to the public, focusing on populations with limited English proficiency and other barriers free of charge, with live interpretation services in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and ASL at local parks embedded in the community. 


For the past 3 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 September 16 from 2–6 pm in the outdoor community hub at E 134th ST and Lincoln Avenue for a day of immersive art experiences that celebrate the power of art in shaping our communities. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.


Upcoming Program Summary:


SDSS at E 134th ST and Lincoln Avenue,

the Bronx, NY 10454,

on Saturday, September 16, 2023,

from 2 to 6 pm.


Join artists  Stephanie Alvarado and Nancy Paredes, Yeon Jin Kim, Moses Ros, Minshik Shin, and The Square Theater. Engage with their artwork and participate in their unique creative processes. Experience a day of immersive art experiences that showcase the diverse talents and perspectives of the artists and the community.

About Korea Art Forum (KAF)

Founded in New York 2013, Korea Art Forum (KAF) is led by artists, scholars, and peacemakers committed to bridging disparities of 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 develops interrelated programs—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 are 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, the NYC Department of Transportation; the South Bronx Unite, and NYC Council Members Vickie Paladino, Sandra Ung, and Julie Won for supporting KAF’s projects. 

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