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Exhibition-Related in March 2018

Free Public Performance by Artist Mina Cheon

  • Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Museum of Art
  • 4:30 PM
  • Performance by Mina Cheon aka Kim Il Soon UMMA's Cleaning Lesson II Friday, March 2, 4:30 PM Smith College Museum of Art

    Mina Cheon aka Kim Il Soon, as a North Korean UMMA, performs her Cleaning Lesson II at the Smith College Museum of Art by cleaning the floors of the gallery.

    Space limited

Five-College Faculty Symposium in Conjunction with the SCMA Exhibition 体 MODERN IMAGES OF THE BODY FROM EAST ASIA

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Graham Hall, Hillyer Art Building
  • 10–3:30 PM
  • Free and Open to All

    Join this multidisciplinary Five-College Faculty Symposium in conjunction with the SCMA Exhibition 体 MODERN IMAGES OF THE BODY FROM EAST ASIA. Come hear 5-College professors share their perspectives on on works of art in this exhibition.

    SCMA Symposium Program

Miller Lecture with Artist Mina Cheon: North Korean Awareness and Global Peace Projects

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
  • 4 PM
  • 15th Annual Miller Lecture in Art & Art History
    with Artist Mina Cheon

    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 体 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.    

    Please Be Seated: Reserved Seating for SCMA members available.
    scmamembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

Artist Talk for Teachers

  • Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Sacerdote Gallery
  • 1 PM
  • Middle and High School level art and history-social science teachers are invited to join in an interdisciplinary conversation with artist Mina Cheon on the power of art to engage students in understanding--and challenging their understanding--of East Asian culture, history and politics. Post-conversation, teachers are invited to collaborate on creating an arts-integrated lesson focused on the painting Sons of Joseon: Squirt Water Not Bullets.

    Refreshments provided.

STUDENT PROGRAM: Meet the Artist Mina Cheon

  • Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Museum of Art
  • 2:30 PM
  • Smith College students are invited to join artist Mina Cheon in a conversation about her career and work.

    Refreshments provided.

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