MIWON approached the Los Angeles City Council with their workers rights platform as a way to move forward again.
The addition of a sizeable number of African American and "Anglos" along with many others came, in part, because MIWON had joined the National Campaign for Jobs & Income Support (NCJIS), an alliance of over 1,000 community organizing groups and networks in 45 states that addresses issues of poverty.
1 "ENDS OF THE EARTH: LAND ART TO 1974" (THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA, LOS ANGELES: CURATED BY PHILIPP KAISER AND MIWON
KWON) Not only do Kaiser and Kwon brilliantly reframe the widely accepted idea that Land art was a macho US phenomenon, they actually provide a compelling plot that locates its origins in the aftermath of World War II, flows through various Conceptual practices, and becomes entangled with performance art.
KWON IS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ART HISTORY AT UCLA AND THE AUTHOR OF ONE PLACE AFTER ANOTHER: SITE-SPECIFIC ART AND LOCATIONAL IDENTITY (MIT PRESS, 2002).