To honor our many AAPI Fellows, Civitella highlights Use Your Voice #StopAsianHate, the most recent work by US-based visual artist Mizin Shin (CRF 2022).
Born and raised in South Korea, Shin focuses on both traditional and contemporary printmaking practices to promote a multidisciplinary approach to the medium. Her work has been shown internationally at institutions across the United States, Belgium, Spain, the UK, India, and South Korea in exhibitions including Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia, International Print Center New York: New Prints, Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, and Screenprint Biennial.
Her most recent project Use Your Voice #StopAsianHate is a response to rising hate crimes and offers a way to speak out against racially motivated prejudice and violence. The blind embossed prints and screenprints Shin conceived deliver a strong message against AAPI hate crimes. The message is being translated into a variety of languages to engage diverse linguistic communities. Prints have been traded in exchange for over $3,200 in donations to organizations such as Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate, Advancing Justice Asian Law Caucus, and the Asian American Leadership Delegation.
So far, the prints have been translated into Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Turkish, and Vietnamese languages, with aims to include additional languages in the future. All prints are translated by volunteers, including fellow Fellows Rola Kayaat (CRF 2022), Milcho Manchevski (DG 2022), and Salman Rushdie (DG 2022).