counterART: Aesthetics of South Korean Activism + Global Perspectives


In the wake of the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square and ongoing protests in Hong Kong, CounterART: Aesthetics of South Korean Activism will examine public protest in East Asia through the lens of art.


Co-Curated by College of Arts & Media Assistant Professor of Art History, Yang Wang, this show is made possible in part from assistance from the College of Arts & Media Innovation Grant. The show also includes work from CU Denver alum, Tenzing Rigdol, '05, Visual Arts.

With a growing Asian American population and host to one of the largest turnouts of the 2017 Women’s March, another protest with ricocheting political impact, Denver is the unexpected but appropriate site for this unique exhibition. The widespread protests and creative participation that took place in South Korea offer a case study for how art can shape political narratives and create avenues for public participation.

CounterART: Global Perspectives will be on display concurrently featuring artists from six different countries and feature examples of how other artist-led protests took shape as a result of similar political tensions and protests against statehood.      



Opening Reception

Friday, October 4, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
RedLine Contemporary Art Center
2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO


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October 9, 2019 6-8 PM- Panel Discussion

with the Iliff School of Theology & College of Arts & Media, University of Colorado Denver at RedLine


October 10, 12 – 1 PM - Performance: 38-Ping Pong project

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October 11, 5:30 – 8 PM - opening reception
with Oksang Lim at the Art Students League of Denver


October 12 & 13, 10 AM – 4 PM - Workshops
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