Creative Fusion Artist Yun Sabi Opening Performance

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Ingenuity has been proud to host visiting artist Yun Sabi as part of the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion Program.

Sabi’s opening and one night only performance of Abandoned Room is tonight at the downtown branch of the Cleveland Public Library. It’s free and open to the public. Please RSVP It’s starts at 6PM with a performance at 6:45PM.

You can download a program for the event here.

From Carolyn Jack’s awesome program notes:

In Abandoned Room, Sabi surrounds you with information about a problem that Clevelanders and Koreans share: the homeless and how to cope with their needs. Sabi’s interest in this issue is more than academic, because he grew up with it: His father, left homeless in childhood as a result of the Korean War, and committed to helping others in need, founded an unofficial homeless enclave called the Ragpicker’s Community in Gangnam (yes, that Gangnam, Psyfans), one of Seoul’s richest districts, back in 1986. He and the other members of this community set up an illegal camp on private property, later expanding to a second location on public property under a bridge, where they built illegal shelters and supported themselves by collecting and selling scrap and recyclable materials for 25 years.