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Elaine Ildan Choi, Here and Now - Special Online Event

May 28, 2022

Elaine Ildan Choi, Here and Now, Korean Cultural Center
Now through May 31st

The Korean Cultural Center New York sheds light on the life and art of artist Elaine Ildan Choi (born 1936) in a special documentary and online exhibition that features not only her selected artworks, but the story of her turbulent life and fierce spirit that has remained a constant thread throughout. The video was unveiled on March 8th, 2022 to commemorate International Women’s Day and also as a part of Asia Week New York 2022.

The mini documentary follows the artist's life spanning more than 80 years as she navigates through the tumultuous times from the Japanese occupation of Korea, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and as she builds her life around the world starting from Seoul, Korea to Paris, Beijing, and finally to New York.

In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI), the Korean Cultural Center invites viewers to leave comments after watching Elaine Ildan Choi, Here and Now, which currently has over 40k views on YouTube since its premiered back in March, before the end of the day on May 31st. The artist Elaine Ildan Choi will select a total of 10 comments from participants, and the selected 10 will receive a special prize, prepared by the artist and the center.

For more information, including details and eligibility about this special online program, as well as for other related programs, please visit the Korean Cultural Center New York’s website, click here.