January 23, 2019
Special Event: Wednesday, January 23, 5:30pm / Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor 48109
Born in Seoul, South Korea, JuYeon Kim works and lives in New York. She has shown in both solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including New York, Washington, DC, Shanghai, and Seoul. Additionally, Kim has been awarded several residencies such as MacDowell Colony, Kohler Arts Center, Triangle, and the Roswell Artist in Residence Fellowship. Kim has also held several positions as a visiting artist and professor. A 2018–2019 Roman Witt Resident, Kim is creating a multimedia installation work in collaboration with the Stamps School community and composer George Tsontakis that seeks to explore themes around Korean “comfort women”— the female prisoners of the Japanese army during World War II. Kim states: “Although my installation project was conceived and initiated before my awareness of the #MeToo movement developing in the States and around the world, it seems to me to be so poignantly connected to the historical plight of women everywhere. While the travails of the Korean ‘comfort women’ are an extreme example of women’s integrity being compromised, the assault sadly continues on various levels and by different degrees.”
Presented with support from the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) and the Institute for the Humanities.
Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.