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Sukjong Hong

July 17, 2014

Meet our 2014 Commissioned Artists!

 

Please tell us of an artist, curator, activist, or project that has influenced you or inspired you?

Ana Mendieta, Cuban American artist

Doris Salcedo, Colombian artist

William Kentridge, South African artist

 

Please tell us about a place in your neighborhood that is personally meaningful to you, and why?

In my studio neighborhood of Bushwick—I love walking down Troutman and Jefferson Streets, where long-term residents have strung up street installations on trees of everyday objects (stuffed animals, toys, vases, etc.)—it reminds me how everyone has a hand at making beauty.

 

What is your favorite book, film or song about NYC?

Zone One, Colson Whitehead (post-apocalyptic novel) – is one of them.

 

Read about Sukjong’s project, Beauty in Her Own Words.

See a full list of 2014 artist projects here.