About The Book
About Time focuses on Yoon’s monumental and multifaceted production of the last decade, which typically combines photography, video, performance and installation.
In these layered works, Yoon continues to address the subject matter of diasporic experience, colonialism, imperialism and militarism, but with a politicized awareness of what it means to live and work as a diasporic artist on land stolen from Indigenous peoples. Characterized by a restrained poetic style, use of slowness and repetition, and sensory use of sound, Yoon’s recent corpus is undergirded by a strong environmentalist thrust. Recurring tropes include cinematic tableaux of individuals integrated within the Pacific West Coast’s stunning natural landscapes. Publisher’s Info
Jin-me Yoon : A Group of Sixty-Seven by Library Archive Canada (Youtube)
-> Further information: https://www.hirmerverlag.de/eu/titel-22-22/jin_me_yoon-2354/
About The Artist
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 was elected as a Fellow into the Royal Society of Canada in 2018; and in 2022, she won the prestigious Scotiabank Photography Award.
Artist Page: http://www.jin-meyoon.com/ | Highly recommended as an addition to the book which gives you a chronological overview of her work with short summaries and video excerpts.
Exhibition: Jin-me Yoon: About Time at Vancouver Art Gallery presented October 15, 2022 to March 5, 2023.
Header Photo: © Jin-me Yoon, Other Hauntings: (Dance), 2016 (still), single-channel video, Courtesy of the Artist