Exhibition: Mizin Shin, World Network Models

World Network Models is one of the first projects in the exhibition and workshops series titled Displacement: Reclaiming Place, Space, and Memory. The series, in partnership with grassroots activist groups, promotes the creation of new work, educates emerging artists, and fosters critical dialogue about transnationalism, arts access, and social justice. Displacement: Reclaiming Place, Space, and Memory is one of the 1,125 projects selected nationally to receive more than $26.6 million in funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.  

World Network Models visualizes maps of transportation connections to expose the interdependent travel systems as networks of migratory movement. Since the onset of COVID-19, we have all experienced how deeply humankind is connected as individual economic and health decisions affect those around the world. Shin’s new series of prints, drawings, and installations show mapped data from travel patterns following historical trends in international mass transportation, including air and ground travels particularly rail in Europe. The work not only portrays the stages of technological evolution but also illustrates the continual increase of interconnectivity emphasizing the complexity and quantity of travel patterns. The collected transportation data is used to visualize historical travel information and, in turn, reveal anthropological networks of interactions through war, culture, trade, and economy.

Buffalo Arts Studio
2495 Main Street
Tri-Main Building, 5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14214

September 27, 2022
Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

11 AM-5 PM