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MICA professor, Korean-American artist Mina Cheon brings art installation of 100,000 choco pies to Busan Biennale

MICA professor, Korean-American artist Mina Cheon brings art installation of 100,000 choco pies to Busan Biennale

Maryland Institute College of Art professor and Korean-American artist Mina Cheon, known for her “polipop,” or political pop art, began displaying her art installation “Eat Choco-Pie Together” — made from 100,000 choco pies — at South Korea’s Busan Biennale Saturday, according to several South Korean Outlets.

The moonpie-like desserts, similar in popularity as Twinkies are in America, were a popular smuggled good in North Korea, and were later donated from South Korea as a token of appreciation to North Korean workers at a facility in which people from both Koreas worked.

Cheon stated in a recent TEDTalk...

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