2022 Shared Dialogue Shared Space Part I & II

April 23 & 30, 2022

Inwood Hill Park

KAF 2022 SDSS Part I
KAF 2022 SDSS Part II

Part I : HERE FROM AFAR

Date

Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location

Inwood Hill Park

Curator

Jennifer McGregor

Artists

Stephanie Alvarado

Ana Paula Cordeiro

Gina Goico

Jeanne F. Jalandoni

music by the Afro-Polka Ensemble featuring Marty Ehrlich, Jerome Harris, and Maciek Schejbal

Part II : THE EARTH IS NO LAND

Date

Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location

Inwood Hill Park

Curator

Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo Ovalles

 

Artists

Arantxa Araujo

Alicia Grullón

Rosamond S. King

LuLu LoLo

Priscilla Marrero

Korea Art Forum Announces Inwood Hill Park Program:

2022 Shared Dialogue, Shared Space, Quadrilingual Public Art Events in Inwood Hill Park Saturday, April 23 and April 30, 2022

New York, NY, April 4, 2022 — Korea Art Forum (KAF) is proud to announce the third iteration of Shared Dialogue, Shared Space (SDSS), a series of one-day interactive art initiatives presented for free in NYC Parks. Coinciding with Earth Week, the program offers two nature-focused events in Inwood Hill Park, in Inwood, Manhattan, on Saturday, April 23, 2022, and Saturday, April, 30, 2022, both from 12-4PM. These SDSS programs aim to connect immigrant communities and underserved ethnic enclaves to visual arts and culture through language access and participatory art activities. The activities are offered to populations with limited English proficiency (LEP) free of charge with translation services in English, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish at local parks embedded in the community.

On Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 12-4PM, Here from Afar, curated by Jennifer McGregor, featuring artists Stephanie Alvarado, Ana Paula Cordeiro, Gina Goico, and Jeanne F. Jalandoni, with music by the Afro-Polka Ensemble featuring Marty Ehrlich on flute, Jerome Harris on guitar, and Maciek Schejbal on percussion, will encourage viewers and participants to connect their earthly experiences in Inwood to other places they have lived or visited, exploring their core memories of nature alongside these artists.

The following weekend on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 12-4PM, The Earth Is No Land, curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo Ovalles, featuring artists Arantxa Araujo, Alicia Grullón, Rosamond S. King, LuLu LoLo, and Priscilla Marrero, directs artists to leave no trace and to generate no objects or physical byproducts, encouraging the artists and their audiences to imagine different relationships with the Earth.

Events will take place on a lawn near the Tree of Peace, close to the north entrance from Indian Road at 218th Street, in Inwood Hill Park. Artists’ projects include collective art-making workshops and participatory performances that investigate flora and fauna in the park; ideas of sanctuary, movement, and body; processes such as archiving, creating rubbings, weaving, and pelliza making; and the overarching question, ‘How do we experience public space?’ Additional programs include livestreamed artist and curatorial talks on Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube; an additional event in Maple Playground in Flushing, Queens curated by Heng-Gil Han; and a quadrilingual catalogue including artist interviews and curatorial essays to be published after the 2022 SDSS Spring Program. For updates check www.kafny.org, or email hhan@kafny.org.

Since 2020, Shared Dialogue, Shared Space has broadened channels of communication between the contemporary art world and immigrant communities in New York City, advancing 1 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.

Program Details: 

Here from Afar 

Inwood Hill Park on Saturday, April 23, 2022, 12-4PM (rain date on April 30)

Curated by Jennifer McGregor with artists Stephanie Alvarado, Ana Paula Cordeiro, Gina Goico, and Jeanne F. Jalandoni, with music by the Afro-Polka Ensemble featuring Marty Ehrlich-flute, Jerome Harris-guitar, and Maciek Schejbal-percussion.

The Earth Is No Land 

Inwood Hill Park on Saturday, April 30, 2022, 12-4PM (rain date on May 21) 

Curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez with artists Arantxa Araujo, Alicia Grullón, Rosamond S. King, LuLu LoLo, and Priscilla Marrero.Korea Art Forum (KAF) is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. KAF’s 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. 2022 Shared Dialogue, Shared Space is 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.

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.