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K-Art at Home: Josephine Lee | 2020 Korean Media Art Series

October 2, 2020 – October 26, 2020 all-day
Korean Cultural Center Virtual K-Art
2370 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Korean Cultural Center DC
K-Art at Home: Josephine Lee | 2020 Korean Media Art Series @ Korean Cultural Center Virtual K-Art  |  |  |

K-Art at Home: Josephine Lee | 2020 Korean Media Art Series

WHAT: Virtual exhibition and artist talk

WHO: Multimedia artist Josephine Lee

WHEN: October 2-26 | Artist talk video release: October 2 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Virtual Exhibition: KCCDC website (washingtondc.korean-culture.org) Artist Talk: KCCDC YouTube and IGTV

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (KCCDC) proudly announces K-Art at Home: Josephine Lee, the second virtual exhibition of the center’s 2020 Korean Media Art Series, featuring the tense and thought-provoking performance art videos of Korean multimedia artist Josephine Lee.

Set to release on KCCDC social media video platforms on October 2, K-Art at Home: Josephine Lee will feature four of the artist’s deeply symbolic video works, I Think I Canada I Know I Canada, neoltwiggi/seesaw, Home Video Coney Island, and kirogi (the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home), plus a recorded artist talk by Lee exploring her creative themes, processes, and inspirations.

Based on her experiences living in the United States, Canada, and Korea, Lee explores the challenges of acculturation and naturalization in her deceptively simple yet emotionally evocative video art. Through repetitive actions, often in conflict with or defiance of the environment, she visualizes the fitful process of assimilation, counterbalancing one’s heritage and innate nature with the society and culture of an adopted country of residence. Underlying the symbolism in her videos are conceptual themes of belonging and what constitutes a home sociologically, portrayed through the overlapping artistic media of video, performance, and sculpture.

At a time when individuals and families are maintaining extended stays at home, this virtual art exhibition is also organized with the hope that audiences can reconsider their homes as not only a functional daily living space but also a precious place of absolute safety and spiritual belonging not to be taken for granted.

The 2020 Korean Media Art Series will offer cutting edge art to the public during a time of limited in-person events, highlighting a diversity of works by accomplished Korean multimedia artists throughout the remainder of the year.

K-Art at Home: Josephine Lee will release online on October 2 viewable on the KCCDC website through October 26, and the artist talk will release on the KCCDC YouTube channel (@Koreaculturedc) and on IGTV (@Koreaculturedc) on October 2 at 6:00 p.m.

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