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Korea Art Forum Presents A Forum Reflecting On
The 2023 Shared Dialogue, Shared Space Events

Saturday, August 19, 2023
9:00am – 11:00 am

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New York, Monday, July 17, 2023 — Korea Art Forum (KAF) is delighted to announce an upcoming forum on Zoom scheduled for Saturday, August 19, 2023, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EST. Join us as we share our reflections on the recent outdoor participatory art event, Shared Dialogue, Shared Space (SDSS), held in Mid Manhattan, and introduce the future iteration of SDSS, which will take place in Mott Haven, the Bronx.


The forum will delve into thought-provoking questions, such as: Do artists need to consider their intended audiences when creating art? How different are the audiences at various event locations, and what does it mean for artists who bring participatory art to these diverse audiences? Does art ultimately embody collective expressions of a community or society at a given time? If so, what does it mean for artists?


During the forum, five art teams will share their experiences of interacting with participants in Mid Manhattan and present their plans for and expectations of the September event in Mott Haven, eagerly seeking feedback from the audience. The artists will explore the impact of audiences on their work, including how they shape the physical appearance and understanding of the artwork.

The SDSS event series, organized by KAF, offers free interactive and participatory art initiatives in New York City parks and public spaces. Since 2020, SDSS programs have connected immigrant communities and underserved ethnic enclaves in New York City to visual arts and culture, providing translation services in English, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish. The program includes artist-run workshops, performances, and other collaborative artistic productions to engage populations with limited English proficiency, promoting inclusivity and diversity in the art.


For the past three years, Shared Dialogue, Shared Space has fostered meaningful dialogues between artists and the public, expanding public access to the artists’ creative work, and exploring a wide range of subjects and the multidimensional role of art in cultural production and social change. KAF believes that SDSS brings together diverse communities in a shared space to celebrate art and culture, encourage dialogue and understanding, and create a positive impact on the art itself and the community. 


To join this exciting KAF community forum for free, please click this link. The event is open to all individuals 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. 

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