Jean Shin is an artist nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. Shin’s site specific work fills a gap- her process consisting of a thoughtful analysis of the community in which the art work is to be situated and the everyday lives of individuals. In this recording, you’ll hear about Shin’s often funny or unpredictable stories of collaboration, which lead to meaningful works with monumental impact. Shin’s work has been exhibited in over 150 major museums and cultural institutions, including solo exhibitions and in 2017 she completed a landmark commission for the MTA’s Second Ave Subway at the 63rd Street Station in New York City. Here’s Shin speaking at our monthly Artist Breakfast meeting, alongside the work included in the exhibition, Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair at The 8th Floor.
Inspired by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, The 8th Floor gallery is committed to broadening the access and availability of art to New York audiences. Seeking to foster cultural exchange, The 8th Floor explores the potential of art as an instrument for social change in the 21st century, through an annual program of innovative contemporary art exhibitions and an events program comprised of performances, salon-style discussions, and those organized by external partners.
Image Caption: Installation view of the exhibition Jean Shin: Collections, Philadelphia Museum of Art 2018.
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