INSTALLATION_STREET ART CART
STREET ART CART, 2018-
Series of in/outdoor installations at various locations since June 2018. Cart designed in 2017, fabricated in Chunggaechun, Seoul in June 2018. 60"W x 54"D x 84"H.
The cart assembly with Jungwoong Kim, Juliette Lee and local creatives at Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, time-lapse by Hemyong Woo, June 20, 2022
Street Art Cart was fabricated from my recent artist’s residency in Seoul, S. Korea, and transported to Denver, all fitting inside a suitcase.
I have always been wanting to create a space – a basic, modular and economical unit, inspired by street food carts from Asia. Street Art Cart will evolve continuously. This space is an artist’s studio, gallery, art fair booth, and it’s on wheels. It is a platform to interact with and discuss an artist’s financial independence, empowerment, and sustainability.
INFINITELY MORE, 2018
Performance with Yo-Yo Ma and Esther Hernandez, featuring Street Art Cart, During The Bach Project, Denver, August 2018
Lee recently returned from Seoul, S. Korea with Street Art Cart, fabricated from her artist’s residency, all fitting inside her suitcase. As she leaves her studio at RedLine, she was prompted to create a new space – a most basic and economical unit, inspired by street food carts from Asia. This is an artist’s studio, gallery, art fair booth, and it’s on wheels. It is a platform to interact with and discuss an artist’s financial independence, empowerment and sustainability.
The performance by Hernandez and Lee – a movement piece is inspired by a speech given at the UN Earth Summit by José Mujica - former guerrilla fighter, and President of Uruguay. During his speech, he quotes a wisdom from the old thinkers, Epicurus, Seneca and the Aymara: “A poor person is not someone who has little but one who needs infinitely more, and more.” Hernandez and Lee in the inflated suit, uneasily and awkwardly navigate the domestic and business spaces and negotiate the ideas of home, identities, consumerism, and community.
Photo credit: Ellen Jaskol