Dates: November 10, 2017 ~ January 12, 2018
Venue: KCC Gallery (101-150 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON)
Gallery hours: Monday~Friday, 9am-5pm
Vernissage: Friday, Nov 10th, 2017, 6pm R.S.V.P
Artist Talk: Saturday, Nov 11th, 2017, 2pm R.S.V.P
The Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) is pleased to present Iyeodosana: gives-on-and-with, a solo exhibition featuring new works by renowned Korean born, Canadian artist Jin-me Yoon.
The exhibition brings together three interrelated videos set in two different places in an installation. Reflecting upon the interconnections between specific geographies (Vancouver Island, Canada and Jeju Island, South Korea), cultures, and moments in time, the videos stage complex intercultural and intergenerational relations shaped by the push and pull of the land, the sea and time; relations that mark human and other histories conditioned by displacement and emplacement.
Since the early 1990s Jin-me Yoon’s lens based practice in photography, video, and installation has re-examined questions concerning place, identity and the body supported by an underlying interest in how these very questions are based on entangled and interdependent relations and histories.
Jin-me Yoon is Professor of Visual Art at the School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University. Her work has been exhibited widely within Canada as well as internationally. She also exhibited at some prestigious art spaces in Korea including SSamzie Space, Seoul Museum of Art, Kumho Museum, Korea Arts Council Gallery and the Seoul Arts Centre Hangaram Gallery.
In celebration of Canada 150, the Korean Cultural Centre has been presenting a series of exhibitions by highly prominent Korean-Canadian artists throughout the year, including Kye-Yeon Son Retrospective Exhibition in May, the winner of Governor General’s Visual and Media Art Award in 2011.
Youngho Lee, Director of the Korean Cultural Centre says “Jin-me Yoon has been working hard to make interesting connections between Korea and Canada over the past two decades. The KCC hopes to strengthen Korean-Canadian intercultural relationship by promoting works by Korean-Canadian artists whose contributions are exceptionally recognized by the Canadian governments and their arts community. ”