Onejoon CHE, The African Renaissance Monument / built in 2010, Dakar, Sénégal—Original design in North Korea, reproduced in South Korea. F.R.P, 2013–14 (detail). Digital C-print and fiber-reinforced plastic, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist. This project is made possible through support from Tina Kim
For this event, Onejoon CHE will present his new three-channel documentary Mansudae Master Class (2015), which continues the artist’s previous explorations of links between military and economic geopolitics by investigating ties between North Korea and Africa. The documentary spotlights the building of commissioned monuments in Africa by the North Korean corporation the Mansudae Overseas Project Group of Companies and presents interviews with people who provide various and sometimes conflicting perspectives on these projects. A dialogue between the artist and Sohl Lee, Assistant Professor of Contemporary East Asian Art and Visual Culture, Critical Theory and Globalization at Stony Brook University, will follow a premiere screening of the documentary.
Future screenings will be held at 5 PM in the New Museum Theater on the following dates:
Thursday March 5
Thursday March 19
Thursday April 2
Thursday April 9
Thursday April 16
Thursday April 23
Friday May 1
Thursday May 7
Thursday May 14
Thursday May 21
These projects are made possible through support from Tina Kim
Artist travel is supported by the Asian Cultural Council
Special thanks to Kukje Gallery
Lead Support provided by the “Friends of the 2015 Generational Triennial”
Shelley Fox Aarons, Lonti Ebers, Ken Kuchin, and Toby Devan Lewis
Friends of the Generational Triennial:
Andrea Rosen Gallery
Lisa and David Barse
Alexandra Bowes and Stephen Williamson
James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach
Lisa Fayne Cohen and James Cohen
Sandra and Leo DelZotto
Marisa and David Droga
The John David and Signy Eaton Foundation
Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg
Charlotte Feng Ford
Tina Kim and Jae Chung
Mihail Lari and Scott Murray
Catriona and Simon Mordant
Mario Palumbo and Stefan Gargiulo
Lisa Roumell and Mark Rosenthal
Jerome L. and Ellen Stern
Courtney Finch Taylor
Laurie and David Wolfert
“Surround Audience” is made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation.
Artist commissions are generously supported by the Neeson / Edlis Artist Commissions Fund.
Additional support is provided by Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, the International Leadership Council of the New Museum, and Carol and Arthur Goldberg. The accompanying publications were made possible, in part, by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum. Education and community programs are supported, in part, by the American Chai Trust.
Generous support for artist residencies is provided by the Ford Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Laurie Wolfert, and an anonymous donor.
Support for artist projects, travel, and research is provided by: Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), Aeroméxico, Artis, Asian Cultural Council, Czech Center New York, Iaspis – the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists, Institut Français, Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (SRE/AMEXCID), Office for Contemporary Art Norway: OCA, Ostrovsky Family Foundation, Royal Norwegian Consulate General of New York, SAHA Association, Lisa Schiff, and VIA Art.
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