Artist and Curator in Conversation: Jin-me Yoon with Euijung McGillis
Artist and Curator in Conversation:
Jin-me Yoon with Euijung McGillis
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
7 pm ET
Online via Zoom
Join artist Jin-me Yoon and Euijung McGillis, Assistant Curator of Photographs Collection at the National Gallery of Canada, for a virtual conversation presented by The Image Centre in conjunction with the exhibition Scotiabank Photography Award: Jin-me Yoon, on view through August 5, 2023.
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About the Exhibition
This exhibition, composed of seminal series along with new works, celebrates artist Jin-me Yoon’s lens-based art. Korean-born and based in Vancouver, Yoon reflects critically upon the construction of national and diasporic identities in relation to her personal experience and broader geopolitical contexts. The artist, winner of the Scotiabank Photography Award (2022), repurposes visual stereotypes and dominant narratives to explore gender, culture, and citizenship in an accelerated, globalized era. Yoon’s work also reframes viewers’ understanding of some of the most pressing issues today, including the impacts of colonialism, militarization, displacement, and environmental devastation.
Organised by The Image Centre and presented by Scotiabank in partnership with CONTACT. With additional support from Partners in Art, the Korean Cultural Centre, and Superframe.
Over the last three decades, Korean-born Vancouver-based Jin-me Yoon has been presented in over 200 exhibitions across North America, Asia, and Australia, as well as select institutions worldwide. Most recently, one of her films screened at the Venice Biennale, she was presented in a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and a touring survey organised by the Musée d’art de Joliette. Yoon is represented in 20 public and corporate collections; she received the prestigious Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, was shortlisted for the Art Gallery of Ontario Grange Prize, and was inducted as a Fellow into the Royal Society of Canada, recognized for her research contributions in art.
Euijung McGillis is a curator, educator, and art historian. Her curatorial works and research interest include Asian Canadian studio photography, contemporary Asian Photography within a broader context of the Asian diaspora, and transcultural art practices of contemporary Asian art. As a curator and educator, she has worked with Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa Art Gallery, Korean Cultural Centre, Art Gallery at Evergreen, Kamloops Art Gallery, and Vancouver Art Gallery. McGillis frequently facilitates self-reflective tours of Jin-me Yoon’s work through ‘slow looking.’ She is currently Assistant Curator of Photographs Collection at the National Gallery of Canada.
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