The IU Arts and Humanities council kicked off Korea Remixed on Jan. 14 as part of its fifth-annual Global Remixed Festival.
Korea Remixed is a semester-long program celebrating Korean identity and culture this spring. The festival will present public lectures, readings, exhibitions and films showcasing Korean cultural impact and highlighting IU’s ties to Korea, according to the IU Arts and Humanities council. Some of the event’s predecessors include Mexico, India and China Remixed Festivals.
The festival started this weekend with an art exhibition and artist talk with South Korean artist and IU alumna Su A Chae. Starting Jan. 28, the Grunwald Gallery will feature an exhibition of digital pieces and handmade textiles by Korean-American artist Ahree Lee, who will lead a lecture at 5 p.m. on Feb. 4.
Other event headliners include poet Cathy Park Hong, author Susan Choi, Grammy-nominated musician Michelle Zauner, and Emmy award-winning news anchor Juju Chang.
Hong will deliver a public reading at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Feb. 3, and Choi will deliver a reading there on Feb. 10. Chang will present a lecture on her work in journalism on Feb. 17 at Franklin Hall. Zauner will hold a reading at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in June.
Korea Remixed highlights the effect Korean culture has had on aspects of global life, especially in music. The Gayle Karch Cook Center announced it will hold a K-pop conference Feb. 25-26 featuring several musical scholars and K-pop fans.
The Korea Remixed events schedule can be found On the IU Arts and Humanities Council website.