The Canadian artist of Korean origin Jin-me Yoon is known for her photographic works and videos; her work has contributed to ongoing discussions of place and identity and addresses issues related to immigration, sense of belonging, identity and commemoration. This first solo exhibit includes the artist’s works from the past 30 years.
There are two thematic parts to the exhibition. The first is presented at the Musée d’art de Joliette from June 8 to September 8, 2019, and the second at the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides from September 8 to November 3, 2019. The project will go on tour in 2020 and 2021.Read wall labels
March 26 – May 16, 2021
MA – in Rouyn-Noranda
February 20 – September 20, 2020
Musée régional de Rimouski
September 8 – November 3, 2019
Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides (MACLAU)
June 8 – September 8, 2019
Musée d’art de Joliette
This exhibition is produced and circulated by the Musée d’art de Joliette, thanks to the support of the Quebec government and the MAJ Foundation.
Images in the banner:
Jin-me Yoon, Long View, 2017, video, 10 min 3 s, with the permission 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.