Artist Lecture: Young Min Moon explores the inherent destabilizing nature of the archive and the challenge of representing history.
Department: Culture and TheoryDate and Time: April 22, 2010 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Event Location: Humanities Gateway 1010
Young Min Moon explores the inherent destabilizing nature of the archive and the challenge of representing history. Moon will also discuss the work of MIXRACE, an artist collective based in Seoul that since 2002 has pursued social interventionist activities and collaborative projects with a group of undocumented Asian migrant workers in South Korea. Utilizing photographic and media recordings, comics, murals, and texts in the form of exhibitions, publications, and the Web, they engage the question of the Other within the context of an ostensibly monoethnic South Korean culture. Through their critical practice of working with members of a transnational community, Mixrace probes the issues of human rights and the ethics and roles of the artist in a volatile sociopolitical environment.