The Musée d’art de Joliette presents Korean-Canadian artist Jin-me Yoon’s first career survey. The exhibition includes photographs, videos and installations highlighting the different strategies Yoon uses to explore nationalism, belonging, immigration, commemoration, identity and its representation, and the construction of history. This first major solo show looks back on the artist’s 30-year career and features several new works.
There will be two thematic parts to the exhibition. The first will be presented at the Musée d’art de Joliette in the summer of 2019, and the second at the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides in the fall of 2019. The project will go on tour in 2020 and 2021.
As of June 8, 2019.
With the support of the Quebec government.
Works in the banner:
© Jin-me Yoon, Matter Flows and Forces (detail), 2018. Transmounted C-print, 108 x 71 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
© Jin-me Yoon, Video Still. Living Time (detail), 2019. Single channel video. Courtesy of the artist.
© Jin-me Yoon, Rest, 2012 (detail). C-print, 58.5 x 48″. Courtesy of the artist.
Jin-me Yoon is a Korean-born Canadian lens based artist living and working on the unceded occupied territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Her early photographic work unpacked dominant discourses and stereotypical assumptions about citizenship, nationhood, culture, gender, and race. Expanding her practice to include video and installation, Yoon’s ongoing work utilizes a transnational lens to witness and consider local histories, environments, identities and bodies in the context of entangled and interdependent global relations.
Her work has been presented extensively in exhibitions nationally and internationally and is held in private and public collections in Canada and internationally. In 2009, she was a finalist for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Aimia Photography Prize and in 2013 was awarded a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. In 2017 she was the recipient of a major commission for LandMarks 2017 and in 2018 elected as a Fellow to The Royal Society of Canada. Musée d’art de Joliette is pleased to present her first retrospective in Canada.