10. June 2019 - 19:00 till 20:30
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Book Launch: Imagining Eurasia: Visualizing a Continental History by Kyong Park | Kappe Library at SCI-Arc (2nd floor) | Monday, 10. June 2019

In collaboration with the Kappe Library at SCI-Arc, GYOPO presents a book launch for Kyong Park’s Imagining Eurasia: Visualizing a Continental History.
Imagining Eurasia is a research art project that visualizes the historical precedents and contemporary reconstructions of Europe and Asia as one continent. Through photographs, videos, graphics, animations, and texts, the project highlights the significance of cities, networks, and territories within urban, regional, and continental geopolitics, and the new relationship between East and West. It investigates the movement of commerce, migration, and cultural exchange that have morphologically shaped the points, lines, and areas  in the space and time of Eurasia. The project was commissioned by, and exhibited at, the Asian Culture Center in Gwangju, South Korea, in three sequential exhibitions (2015–18).
 

Kyong Park is Professor of Public Culture at the University of California, San Diego (since 2007) and was the founding director of StoreFront for Art and Architecture in New York (1982–98), International Center for Urban Ecology in Detroit (1998–2001), and Centrala Foundation for Future Cities in Rotterdam (2005–06). He was a curator for the Gwangju Biennale in 1997 and the Artistic Director and Chief Curator of the 2010 Anyang Public Art Project in Korea. His solo exhibitions include Kyong Park: New Silk Roads (2009–10) at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León in Spain, and he has participated in group exhibitions at the Kunsthalle in Graz, Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Kunst Werke in Berlin, and Nam June Paik Art Center in Seoul, and others. He is the editor/author of Urban Ecology: Detroit and Beyond (2005) and Imagining Eurasia: A visualization of a continental history (2019).
 
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