Jin-me Yoon, “Nationalism, Transnationalism and Beyond: Postcards and my Practice from a Long View”

April 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location:National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive,
P.O. Box 427,
Station A, Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada, K1N 9N4
Audience:Anyone

Thursday April 13: Jin-me Yoon, Keynote Lecture: “Nationalism, Transnationalism and Beyond: Postcards and my Practice from a Long View”

6:00pm, National Gallery of Canada

Since the early 1990s Jin-me Yoon’s lens based practice in photography, video, and installation has reexamined 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.

In staging performative actions for the camera, she often employs her body as a sign of difference and more recently, evidence of an embodied corporality. Landscapes, particular sites and cities, people, objects and materials provide a departure point for broader issues and geopolitical particularities to be identified. Born in Seoul, Korea Yoon immigrated to Vancouver Canada in 1968 where she lives and works. She 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.

The keynote is free and open to the public.