2021 Shared Dialogue Shared Space Publication Launch
November 20, 2021
New York City, NY, November 3, 2021 – Korea Art Forum (KAF) is pleased to announce the publication launch of 2021 Shared Dialogue, Shared Space, a 208-page exposed smyth-sewn book with 89 full-color photos. The publication launch will take place at Buunni Coffee, 4961 Broadway (between 207th St and Isham St), New York City, NY 10034, on Saturday, November 20, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The publication photographically represents performances and art activities in the eponymous participatory art projects that happened in Flushing on April 18, and Inwood on June 26 and August 21.
Hannes Bend led his deep breathing meditation activity. Scott Braun showed his spoon-carving process. Monnero Guervil performed his domino-playing piece. Chemin Hsiao guided watercoloring. Zaid Islam offered his tea-drinking dialogical performance. Yeon Jin Kim shared her quilt-making knowledge. Hayoon Jay Lee led her creative procession with a group of artists, Madeline Becker, Rosa Chang, Lin He, Hea Jin Ko, Victoria Huang, Xiang Huang, Lujiang Li, Charles Park, and Xuewu Zheng. Jonggil Ma put together a trombonist play with Ronald Hay, Kirsten O’Brien, Daniela and De Pontes. Steven McCann (not interviewed) read from his novel. Angela Miskis led her park-cleaning performance. Dario Mohr presented his sculpture. Artist collective Ayana Evans and Lisette Morel performed their friendship/running piece. The publication also includes the interviews that Erik Lee conducted with the artists to help the public better understand the ideas the artists nurture.
Founded in New York 2013, Korea Art Forum (KAF) is led by artists, scholars, and peacemakers committed to bridging the world through art. KAF aims to stem root causes of inequality and exclusivity present in the contemporary art field and discover an inclusive aesthetic framework 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’s interrelated programs — Commissions, Exhibitions/Presentations, Forums, and Publications— serve to bring together all people from the art world and beyond in a shared dialogue on building an interconnected and peaceful world, supporting inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The project’s publication is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
Additional support is made by the generosity of thankful individual donors in 2020, who are: Scott Braun, Karlos Carcamo, Sung Ho Choi, Ryan Chong, Haeran Gu, Rok Gu, Heng-Gil Han, Young Sun Han, Christopher K. Ho, Lily Honglei, Doug Hostetter, Soojung Hyun, Zaid Islam, Sook Jin Jo, Scott Kapuscinski, Cheonae Kim, Hobong Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Kum Tae Kim, Yoo Hong Kim, Bon Koo, Deirdre Lawrence, Haeran Lee, Hayoon-Jay Lee, Luchia Meihua Lee, Sang Bok Lee, Uek Bae Lee, Zaun Lee, Tae Kyu Lim, Yong Soon Min, Jaye Moon, John L. Moore, Lisette Morel, Eung Ho Park, Joon Park, Myong Sook Park, Yooah Park, Young Hae Park, Sungsook Setton, Tae Eun Shin, Priscilla Stadler, Joo Yeon Woo, and anonymous donors.
Special thanks to Buunni Coffee in Inwood for hosting the publication launch discussion and huge kudos to the artworkers behind the scene, including Sihan Cui, Charles Hong, Young Sam Kim, David Youngwhan Lee, Vanessa Leon, Quintin Rivera Toro, Wang Shu, Lisa Zheng, and Thomas Zhu.