Korea Art Forum Presents Community Forum III
on 2023 Shared Dialogue, Shared Space
Saturday, June 3, 2023
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Held virtually on Zoom
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Inwood, NY, Monday, May 16, 2023 — Korea Art Forum (KAF) is delighted to announce an upcoming community forum on Zoom, scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST. Join us as we reflect on the success of the recent outdoor participatory art event held in Flushing as part of the Shared Dialogue, Shared Space (SDSS) event series, and introduce the eagerly anticipated third iteration of SDSS, which will take place at Greeley Square Park in Midtown Manhattan.
Prepare to be engaged with thought-provoking questions: 1) What valuable lessons have we learned from previous events? 2) How can we elevate the upcoming event in Greeley Square Park? 3) What impact does SDSS have on our perception of art and the creative process? 4) And how does it influence participants?
During the forum, five artist teams (Minshik Shin, Moses Ros, Stephanie Alvarado and Nancy Paredes, The Square Theater, and Yeon Jin Kim) will share their experiences of interacting with participants in Flushing and Inwood Hill Park, and present their innovative plans for the event at Greeley Square Park to the community, eagerly seeking feedback.
The SDSS event series, organized by KAF, offers free interactive and participatory art initiatives in New York City parks and public places. Since 2020, SDSS programs have been connecting immigrant communities and underserved ethnic enclaves in New York City to visual arts and culture, with translation services available in English, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish, as well as ASL services made available upon request in advance. The program includes artist-run workshops, performances, and other artistic productions to provide opportunities for populations with limited English proficiency to engage with the arts, promoting inclusivity and diversity.
For the past three years, Shared Dialogue, Shared Space has been fostering meaningful dialogues between artists and the public, expanding public access to the artists’ creative work, and exploring a wide range of subject matters and the multidimensional role of art in cultural production and social change.
The event is open to all people and welcomes anyone with an interest in art and culture to join us in this enriching experience.
About Korea Art Forum
(KAF) 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 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. The 2023 programs are also made possible in part with funding from 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 the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and NYC Council Members Vickie Paladino, Sandra Ung, and Julie Won for supporting KAF’s projects.