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Jin-me Yoon: Here Elsewhere Other Hauntings
June 6 - August 22, 2021
Jin-me Yoon, "Matter Flows and Forces," from the "Long View" series, 2018, photograph
A poetic and powerful selection of works from Jin-me Yoon's first career survey
Here Elsewhere Other Hauntings is the second part of a career survey dedicated to the work of Jin-me Yoon. The 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. Her works explore commemoration, belonging and immigration, and deconstruct and challenge how identities are formed.
Yoon’s recent works highlight the poetic and affective aspects of her practice. Prevalent themes include the interconnectedness of lives at different stages of existence: an infant that has become a young adult, 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 within the natural world adds emotional overtones to the works that complicate their cool, seemingly objective aesthetic. Yoon’s works underscore the importance of witnessing and attending to the entangled relations we have with one another.
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
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.