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Maria the Korean Bride, Valentines Day Special Screening

BAANG + BURNE

Friday, February 13, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

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A special screening of Maria The Korean Bride

Feb 13, 7-9pm | ONE NIGHT ONLY 

Baang + Burne is proud to announce a special screening of Maria The Korean Bride in time for Valentines Day. 

Performance artist Maria Yoon, is a first generation Korean-American. Calling herself ‘the voice of the unmarried Asian-American woman.’ Like many single women of a certain age, Maria felt a growing pressure to wed. So she took matrimony to the next level. She became Maria the Korean Bride, a woman to get married in all fifty states. She took this challenge to explore the institution of marriage and how marriage is seen in other cultures. She quickly learned to coordinate on the go weddings, with volunteer participants who are actual reverends, photographers, and bachelors across the country. Her 50th wedding took place in Times Square, NYC in 2013, concluding her nine year journey. 

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Maria lives and works in New York City. When not creating art, she is a Senior Educator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Drawing inspiration from the Manhattan melting pot experience and her deep Korean cultural roots, her work has become a symbolic manifestation of the often fragmented fusion inevitably created when conflicting cultures collide. Although she was a painter, her work during the last decade became an increasingly multi-media and performance oriented, with a special emphasis on film. 

Maria The Korean Bride premiered at the Sarasota Film Festival follow by other film screenings at the Naperville Film Festival and Atlanta Film Festival to name a few. Recently, The Huffington Post listed this film as “The 10 Documentaries About Artists In Love You Need To Watch.”

What is marriage? Does our notion of marriage need updating? What is commitment and what does it mean to commit? Maria The Korean Bride asks a mouth full of questions. Her unique experience will make you both laugh and cry. Will she ever find true love? 

One-night only special screening presented by Baang + Burne.

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WIX Lounge
235 W 23rd St
8th FL
New York, NY 10011

Friday, February 13, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)


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BAANG + BURNE

Baang + Burne is a roaming contemporary gallery under the direction of Charlie Grosso. Since 2010, Baang + Burne has popped up in New York City in Chelsea, the East Village, and DUMBO for gallery exhibitions, curated artist dinners, and panel discussions; Miami Beach at SCOPE Art Fair and CONTEXT; and during The Armory Week at SCOPE NYC. The gallery is a selected exhibiting partner with ARTSY. Baang + Burne presents work that engage the world at large, generates dialogues and is anti-art snobbery. Art should be made accessible for all. Baang + Burne loves art that is the barbaric expression of the soul and an articulation of the world. Executive Director Charlie Grosso is on the advisory board for EnFoco and manages gallery operations from all corners of the world; this press release is drafted from her safehouse in NYC. The gallery is a social enterprise with the goal of facilitating art as an agent for change.

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