Sep. 25
Dec. 31

Virtual Eat Chocopie Together by MICA Faculty Mina Cheon and Asia Society Triennial New York

September 25, 2020 – December 31, 2020
9 AM – 11 PM

MICA Faculty Mina Cheon trailblazes the virtual worlds to make it possible for people to connect with her online “Eat Chocopie Together” digital art initiative. Kicking off the inaugural Asia Society Triennial “We Do Not Dream Alone,” in collaboration with Asia Society Museum in New York, the new digital platform allows anyone to pick a Chocopie from a map of Korea and send it electronically with a message to a loved one. By sharing virtual Chocopies with others, not only are we staying virtually connected during a time of social distancing, donations are automatically being generated towards a charity to help Korean Americans affected by the coronavirus and to stand against anti-Asian racism through the Korean American Community Foundation Covid-19 Action Fund. After the charity funds are forwarded, the virtual Chocopie project will stay live so that people can continue to interact with the website and select Chocopies from the Korean map to digitally share with others and leave their names on the Korean peninsula. “Can Choco Pies—the delectable marshmallowy snack cake—bring us closer together? The artist Mina Cheon hopes so, and in collaboration with the Asia Society Triennial, she has launched a new digital initiative dubbed Eat Chocopie Together, in which she implores the public to share the treat virtually with a friend “for global peace,” to help those affected by the coronavirus and to combat anti-Asian racism. (The Art Newspaper, August 17, 2020)

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