I was recently approached by the Seattle Asian Art Museum to create an evening program for their exhibition Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Artists. It's a wonderful show, and I mean, it makes sense, right? Museum exhibition from Korea? Invite a local Korean-American artist! But for some reason, I hesitated.
When I went to college, everyone told me the food was going to suck. This was news to me. I remember walking into the dining hall and practically falling over at the choice and plenitude. But I didn't find the dining hall democratizing at all. It's a different experience when you're the one serving the food instead of the one eating.