Untunnelling Vision: An Artist Talk with Jin-me Yoon
Friday, October 2, 2020 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Choose one of the following platforms to join the event:
M:ST Performative Art and TRUCK Contemporary Art
in partnership with the Illingworth Kerr Gallery.
Made possible by Ellen & Daryl Fridhandler with support from RBC.
About "Untunnelling Vision"
Fourth in a series exploring the intersections of tourism, militarism and colonialism, Untunnelling Vision is the newest video and photo-based installation by Korean-born Canadian artist Jin-me Yoon. The artworks in this exhibition were filmed and photographed in a tunnel at the southwest corner of Calgary’s Ring Road construction site; at Heritage Park, Calgary’s "living history" museum; and on Tsuut’ina Nation land where there remains a ten year old movie set, erected for the Canadian WWI film “Passchendaele." Using conventional and 360 degree camera technology, and in the specific contexts of these places– each haunted by entangled global relations– Untunneling Vision asks: What will emerge from the rubble of old narratives that are radically ruptured?
The exhibition was co-produced by M:ST Performative Art and TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary. We would like to acknowledge contributions from the Cardinal-Dodginghorse family and our project funders Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, and the Alberta Culture Anti-Racism Grant.
"Untunnelling Vision" runs from October 1 - December 12, 2020, at TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10 Ave SW).
Jin-me Yoon is a Korean-born, Vancouver-based artist. Since the early 1990s, her lens-based practice has critically examined the construction of self and other in relation to her own direct and inherited history, as well as within broader geopolitical contexts. Unpacking stereotypical assumptions and dominant discourses, Yoon’s work has examined gender and sexuality, culture and ethnicity, citizenship and nationhood. Adopting a wider and wider lens over time, her practice has become a deep investigation into entangled local and global histories existing at specific sites within the context of transnationalism.
Presented in over 200 solo and group exhibitions, Yoon has shown her work across North America, Asia, and Australia, and in select institutions worldwide. She has delivered 80 guest lectures throughout Canada and the United States, and in Korea, Mexico, Ireland, Japan, Spain, and India. Her work is held in 17 Canadian and International public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, Royal Ontario Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery and Seoul Museum of Art. This year, Yoon was a finalist for the prestigious Scotiabank Photography Award.