A Community Forum To Prepare for
2023 Shared Dialogue, Shared Space in Flushing
Saturday, March 18, 2023
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Held virtually on Zoom
Inwood, NY, Saturday, February 16, 2023 — Korea Art Forum (KAF) is thrilled to announce an upcoming forum on Zoom on March 18, 2023, from 1 – 3:30 pm. This forum is organized to prepare the upcoming first iteration of the 2023 Shared Dialogue, Shared Space (SDSS), an outdoor participatory art event scheduled to be held in Bowne Playground, Flushing.
In the forum, five artists and teams will present their creative visions and work process to the community and receive the community’s feedback. Minshik Shin will address specific ways of visualizing the abstract form of democracy, elevating art’s priority in our life. Moses Ros will invite participants to make Repróllage that combines printmaking and collage of recycled materials. Stephanie Alvarado and Nancy Paredes will take and preserve portraits LGBTQ+ elders and community members for future memories, elevating the significance of history writing, particularly in BIPOC communities. The Square Theater will be performing a series of questions from and about immigrant experiences to create a shared space for community members. Yeon Jin Kim will advance collective Jogakbo and narrative fabric collages, two powerful and expressive art and craft forms practiced by women that deserve more widespread attention.
SDSS, organized by KAF, is a series of Saturday interactive, participatory 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.
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.