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Remapping Identity Politics in K-Pop

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The creators behind EXP (Bora Kim, Karin Kuroda, and Samantha Y. Shao), the first non-Korean K-pop boy band, discuss the themes of cultural authorship and originality, posing the question, what is lost in translation with regard to identity within the Korean wave with Maud Lavin--Professor, Visual Studies and Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Remapping Identity Politics in K-Pop

6:30 PM | Reception
7:00 PM | Discussion and Q&A

 

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Maud Lavin  (Professor, Visual and Critical Studies and Art History, Theory and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is a nonfiction writer and cultural historian. She is a professor of Visual and Critical Studies and Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship (in 2005) and a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

 

 


Bora Kim (Korea University, BA in Sociology; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA, 2013; Columbia University, MFA, 2015) is an interdisciplinary artist and sociologist from Seoul, Korea. Her artistic process is based in cultural research revolving around the spectacle and performance of gender, particularly in the context of global media. Kim’s work addresses the public gaze and aims to occupy the sphere of popular culture.


 

 

Karin Kuroda  (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BA in Visual and Critical Studies, BFA in Studio Art, 2013) is a research consultant/writer and creative collaborator from New York City, who focuses on the intersectional narratives of minority politics. She serves as the band’s director of editorial content and oversees the curation of production, social media, theoretical research, and critical analysis.


 

 

Samantha Y. Shao (National Cheng Kung University, BA in History, 2010; Maastricht University, Netherlands, MA in Arts Management, 2013) is a curator/writer from Taipei, Taiwan, who is interested in cultural translation and postcolonialism. Shao serves as the marketing and development director. She oversees all administrative and communications directives.


 

 

 

 

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