K-Pop and Critical Multicultural Art Education

  • Hannah Kim Sions Virginia Commonwealth University


As a Korean American, I frequently notice the lack of non-stereotyped representations that are available in American visual culture. So when Korean pop music started to become popular in the States, I started to question what made Korean pop music accessible to the masses. To answer this question, I explored the history of Korean popular music and the complications associated with it. This paper is a critical reflection on how an exploration into Korean popular music highlighted the need for critical multicultural education in the arts classroom.