Monday, May 28, 2018

Talking About the Korean Detente: May 29 (discussion) 6 - 7 pm (reception) 7-8pm

Talking About the Korean Detente

May 29 (discussion) 6 - 7 pm (reception) 7-8pm

In conjunction with We The People, an International Group Exhibition of Contemporary Art Contributing Toward Ending The Korean War

515 W 20th St, 4E
New York, New York 10011

Korea Art Forum is pleased to present “Talking About The Korean Detente” is an informative panel discussion about the easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The talk will be held by panelists Daniel Kim (activist/filmmaker), Juyeon Rhee (activist), and JT Takagi (filmmaker). While recounting their work and experiences of advocating peace on the Korean peninsula, the speakers will share their thoughts about the current peace talks with North Korea. The panel will help the public understand the profound impact of a peaceful Korea on the advancement of global culture, economy, and security, increasing the awareness in the United States about the benefits of supporting the current endeavor of Koreans to finally end the Korean War, which has been going on since 1950. The discussion will include excerpts from Takagis films about North Korea and will be followed by a reception featuring music performed by flutist Robert Dick and Chinese guitarist Lorin Chow Roser.

This panel is a complementary program of the Korean Art Forums newest exhibition, We The People. Inspired by the successful candlelight vigils that took place in South Korea at the end of 2016, the exhibition features unique, rarely and never-before seen works of art from North Korea, South Korea, and America. It offers access points to diverse perspectives of contemporary art, in which radically different artworks co-exist, compensating one another, depicting a fuller reality, and actualizing world harmony. The exhibition affirms an alternative model of transforming conflict between the U.S. and North Korea and is a call to the international community to support inter-Korean and North Korean-American art exchanges because art is a bridge to progress.

For more information about We the People, KAF and OZANEAUX ArtSpace, please visit and
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We The People and its complementary programs is generously supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and co-hosted by OZANEAUX ArtSpace. Founded in 2013, Korea Art Forum (KAF) is an organization based in New York and led by artists with the mission of bridging the world through art. Supporters of Korea Art Forum include The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, LMCC, and the MCC UN Office, as well as individual donors.

OZANEAUX ArtSpace is a philanthropic, artist-run exhibition/project space created by Nikki Schiro and Frederic Ozaneaux in 2009. It hosts Contemporary Art exhibitions for Artists and Curators in the couple’s community. The exhibitions highlight Artists from underrepresented demographics as well as foreign exchange. The gallery is planted in the back end of an accounting office, in the heart of New York City’s Gallery District.

  • 515 West 20th Street, # 5E, New York City, NY 10011