Five College Consortium

Miller Lecture in Art & Art History

Sat, Mar 3 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Weinstein Auditorium
15th Annual Miller Lecture in Art & Art History: Mina Cheon
Charlene Miller

15th Annual Miller Lecture in Art & Art History

Mina Cheon: North Korean Awareness and Global Peace Projects

4 pm, Saturday, March 3, 2018

Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College

Doors will open at 3:30 pm

Free and open to all

Mina Cheon is a Korean-American new media artist, scholar and educator who divides her time between Korea and the United States. Her political popart, or “Polipop,” draws inspiration from global media and popular culture, intersecting politics and pop art. Cheon's work ranges from new media, video, installation, performance and public projects to traditional media of painting and sculpture. As part of her North Korean Awareness and Global Peace Projects (2004-ongoing), Cheon has appeared as a North Korean artist named KIM IL SOON since 2013. She has exhibited in Baltimore, MD, New York, NY, and South Korea. Her painting, Sons of Joseon: Squirt Water Not Bullets! (2013), is in the collection of the Smith College Museum of Art and is currently on view at SCMA in the exhibition  Modern Images of the Body from East Asia. Cheon received her Ph.D. in Philosophy of Media and Communications from the European Graduate School, European University for Interdisciplinary Studies, Switzerland, and is on the faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the author ofShamanism + Cyberspace (Atropos Press, NY and Dresden, 2009). She is on the Board of Directors of the New Media Caucus of the College Art Association and is an associate editor of the academic journal Media-N.

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