oin artists Maps Glover, Nara Park, Esther Eunjin Lee, Valerie Wiseman, and Naoko Wowsugi in Dinner of the Future – a virtual dinner party hosted by Transformer!
Dinner of the Future is inspired by South Korean Mukbang culture – a viral sensation known as an eating (muk) broadcast (bang) with individuals eating & interacting with viewers online. This dinner marks the opening of Mapping the Future World – an online exhibition presented on Transformer’s website from August 17 – September 12, 2020.
Mapping the Future World is a Sister Cities project supported by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities that connects Korean and DC artists through a series of online conversations & digital communications designed to build dialogue, connectedness, inspiration, and insight and artwork to make sense of, and move forward in, this uncertain and unprecedented time.
Considering the ways COVID-19 has been radically changing our world, both literally and figuratively, Transformer invited 8 artists to partake in a series of online conversations and group calls mid May – early August 2020, to imagine ways of approaching an equal and equitable future.
South Korean artists Seo Young Chang, Seulki Ki, and Hannah Woo, and DC- based artists Maps Glover, Esther Eunjin Lee, Nara Park, Valerie Wiseman, and Naoko Wowsugi engaged each other in creative dialogue facilitated by Transformer staff as they thought through and created artworks that reimagine and reinvent social arrangements, constructs, and structures.
Mapping the Future World reflects Transformer’s continued commitment to support the global exchange of artists’ ideas, broadening community understanding of evolving creative practices, and growing cross-cultural artist networks. The resulting Mapping the Future World online exhibition featured on Transformer’s website August 17 – September 12, 2020 shares the work the artists have created, with public programs for audiences to meet the artists and learn more about their work.Learn More