Saturday, April 23 and April 30, 2022
About this Event
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 [email protected]
Since 2020, 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.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Inwood Hill Park, W 218th St & Indian Rd., New York, United States