Published September 9, 2021
“Spoken and Seen #UseYourVoice,” features artist UB 2017 MFA Alumnus Mizin Shin’s new screenprint series along with her current campaign, Use Your Voice #StopAsianHate—a response to rising rates of racially motivated prejudice and violence. Artist’s profits from exhibition sales will be donated to organizations supporting AAPI communities.
Mizin Shin’s work addresses interdependency throughout societal systems. It looks at the interconnectedness experienced as both an individual and also as one of many elements in constructed systems. Shin visualizes connections to depict these systems as networks interdependent on a large and continually increasing number of other social entities. By highlighting the density of intrinsic connections within and between multiple networks, the work presents all items of our systems as significant—from the individual elements to the larger constructs. Spoken and Seen #UseYourVoice features Shin’s new screenprint series, World Networking Model, highlighting transportation connections as global interdependent systems, along with her current campaign, Use Your Voice #StopAsianHate, in response to rising rates of racially motivated prejudice and violence. The message is being translated into a variety of languages to engage diverse linguistic communities. Her prints have been traded in exchange for donations to organizations supporting AAPI communities.