Pop-Up Koreatown II is 4 day exhibition/workshops/event made in collaboration with 10+ local Korean artists, seniors and business owners in Station North to create space and dialogue about the history, culture, identity of the past and present presence of the Korean community in Station North. We seek Pop-Up Koreatown II to further activate the exhibited artworks as agents to create new doorways and bridge the gap between the greater community and Korean community. Pop-Up Koreatown II is a sequel event from Pop-Up Koreatown I that was held last May in 2015, a wildly successful pop-up exhibition that featured in BmoreArts, CityPaper, The Korea Times, and Aaron Henkin's The Signal on NPR.
Participating artists includes: Seon Young Park presents a video collaboration with the Seoul Rice Cake owner Mr.&Mrs as featured actor and actress of a Korean mythology with rice cake and the moon. Do Hyun Yoon, who intervenes in the condition of site and finds narratives in the space create site specific installations Korean own business spaces. Aletheia Hyun-Jin Shin sculptural Korean ceramic forms created with object sold in Korean own businesses, explores the presence of the Korean identity in the context of Baltimore, Sung Min Lee presents Korean fabric quilt forms called "bojaggi" work created with the Korean seniors from Greenmount Senior Center, Joseph Lee will present his social documentary photo series of the Korean communities in Public markets of Baltimore, etc.
A Fun interactive, family-friendly public programming will include fan making workshop will be held for visitors to participate and learn about how to paint with sumi ink on fans. We also seek to hold a pubic event where people can help the restoring the graffiti that covers Mr.Kim's Mural.
Funded by Baltimore, MD (June 2016)