Art in Public Spheres
Saturday, September 24, 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dyckman Farmhouse in Inwood, NY
4881 Broadway @ W 204th St, New York, NY 10034
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Dyckman Farmhouse in Inwood, NY, Saturday, September 24, 2022 — Korea Art Forum (KAF) is pleased to announce an upcoming roundtable discussion given by the artists of 2022 Shared Dialogue, Shared Space (SDSS), and the two curators of programming: Jennifer McGregor and Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo Ovalles. This discussion will be introduced and led by the interlocutor, Ninad Pandit, a historian, architect and urban planner.
KAF will also be launching its 2022 SDSS in-print and online catalog. This catalog is a written and photographic documentation of the full 2022 SDSS program, which incorporated in-person events at local parks in both Inwood, Manhattan and Flushing, Queens. The 2022 quadrilingual catalog (English, Spanish, Korean, and Chinese) includes artist interviews and curatorial essays. The print catalog will be made available at the discussion. For more information, to purchase a program catalog, or to view for free online, please visit www.kafny.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDSS, organized by KAF, is a series of one-day interactive art initiatives presented for free in NYC Parks and Public Places. Since 2020, SDSS programs have connected immigrant communities and underserved ethnic enclaves in New York City to visual arts and culture through language access and participatory art activities. KAF has offered artist-run workshops, performances, and other activities to populations with limited English proficiency free of charge with translation services in English, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish 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 immigrant communities in New York City, advancing the artists’ creative endeavors of engaging the public. Focused on the expansion of public access to the artists’ creative work, the project fosters dialogues between the audience and artists, exploring a wide range of subject matters and the multidimensional role of art in the processes of cultural production and social change.
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.
About Ninad Pandit
Pandit is a historian, architect and urban planner. Born in Bombay, India, he lives in NYC where he teaches at The Cooper Union as an Assistant Professor. Ninad’s scholarly and teaching interests center around radical anticolonial political movements, colonial culture production, and decolonizing global and urban history pedagogy. At Cooper, he is the Director of the Benjamin Menschel Fellowship for Creative Inquiry. Ninad also serves as a mentor at the New Museum’s NEW INC.
Korea Art Forum (KAF) is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. KAF’s 2022 SDSS programs are supported, in part, by 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 programs are also made possible in part with funding from UMEZ Arts Engagement, a regrant program supported by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ) and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). WQXR is the media partner of Korea Art Forum presenting Shared Dialogue, Shared Space.