- CUAG Downtown
Jin-me Yoon: Here Elsewhere Other Hauntings (an experiment in pandemic times)
June 9 - August 22, 2021
Still from "Living Time," 2019, two-channel HD video, colour, sound, 23 min 29 s (loop), collection of the artist
Connecting you virtually to poetic and powerful works from Jin-me Yoon's first career survey
This exhibition brings together works that exemplify several of the artist’s primary concerns related to Korean history, experiences of gender and diaspora, as well as the layered histories that make up Canada in the present.
Yoon first gained attention in the 1990s with photography and video works rooted in the Vancouver tradition of conceptual photography and the work of feminist, racialized and queer artists performing for the camera.
Yoon’s recent works highlight our interconnection at different stages of life: parents in their twilight years, gestures of filial support, a sensitivity for spirituality and death, and nature understood as a global entity encompassing humanity.
The presence of the artist, her family and friends in the works adds emotional overtones that complicate their cool, seemingly objective aesthetic. Yoon’s work underscores the importance of witnessing and attending to the entangled relations we have with one another.
Update: Here Elsewhere Other Hauntings was originally intended to be physically installed at CUAG, but pandemic restrictions have inspired us to explore other avenues for engaging with Yoon’s work. We have collaborated with Jin-me Yoon and Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre to develop a thematic release of selected works from the exhibition, online, over the course of the summer.
Presented on this website and as a series of three events, this new journey through Yoon’s exhibition offers opportunities to gather virtually with the artist and others invested in her work, and to share in conversations across geography and time. We invite you to join the conversations, and to learn together with us.
Jin-me Yoon is a Korean-born lens-based artist living and working in Vancouver, on the unceded unoccupied territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Artists in the exhibition
The exhibition is curated by Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre. Produced and circulated by the Musée d’art de Joliette with the financial support of Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec and Fondation du Musée d’art de Joliette.
The public programs are presented in partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre.