What it means for us to be together: Solidarity, Difficult Histories, and Planetary Futures in the work of Jin-me Yoon
Friday, October 21, 2022 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | FREE
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Please join us for a free talk by Dr. Ming Tiampo (Carleton University), entitled "What it means for us to be together: Solidarity, Difficult Histories, and Planetary Futures in the work of Jin-me Yoon," presented in support of Jin-me Yoon's exhibition, About Time, which is running at the Vancouver Art Gallery from October 15, 2022 - March 5, 2023.
A Q&A with Tiampo, Jin-me Yoon, and Sara Angel (Founder, Executive Director, and Publisher of Art Canada Institute) will follow the talk, and a catered reception with book sales of the Vancouver Art Gallery publication on Jin-me Yoon's work will complete the evening.
This event is presented with support from SFU Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, SFU David Lam Centre, SFU Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, SFU's Global Asia Program, SFU School for the Contemporary Arts, Art Canada Institute, and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Ming Tiampo is Professor of Art History, and co-director of the Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis at Carleton University. She is interested in transnational and transcultural models and histories that provide new structures for understanding and reconfiguring the global. Tiampo’s major projects include Gutai: Decentering Modernism (University of Chicago Press, 2011), Gutai: Splendid Playground co-curated at the Guggenheim Museum in NY (2013), Jin-me Yoon (Art Canada Institute, Forthcoming 2022). Tiampo is an associate member at ici Berlin, a member of the Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational Advisory Board, a member of Asia Forum, a founding member of TrACE, the Transnational and Transcultural Arts and Culture Exchange network, and co-lead on its Worlding Public Cultures project.
One of the country’s most dynamic and innovative arts leaders, Sara Angel is the Founder and Executive Director of the Art Canada Institute (www.aci-iac.ca) the country’s foremost initiative in promoting Canadian art and making it accessible to twenty-first century audiences through its publishing program, art education, and art fellowships. Angel received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto where she wrote her dissertation on Nazi-looted art. An adjunct professor at both York University and Western University, Angel teaches courses on art crime and art restitution. She is a contributor to media outlets including The Globe and Mail, ArtNews, Maclean’s, CBC and TVOntario. She has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University, the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Israel Museum. Angel lives in Toronto with her husband and three teenage children.
Jin-me Yoon is a Korea-born, Vancouver-based artist whose work explores the entangled relations of tourism, militarism, and colonialism. Since the early ’90s, she has used photography, video, and performance to situate her personal experience of migration in relation to unfolding historical, political, and ecological conditions. Through experimental cinematography and the performative gestures of family, friends, and community members, Yoon reconnects repressed pasts with damaged presents, creating the conditions for different futures. Staging her work in charged landscapes, Yoon finds specific points of reference across multiple geopolitical contexts. In so doing, she brings worlds together, affirming the value of difference. Over the last three decades, Jin-me Yoon’s work has been presented internationally in hundreds of exhibitions, and she has mentored many students over the years while teaching at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. In 2018, she received SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Distinguished Researcher award and was elected as a Fellow into the Royal Society of Canada; and in 2022, she won the prestigious Scotiabank Photography Award.