Jean Shin Artist Talk

Jean Shin Artist Talk

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
7:00 pm

Jean Shin in conversation with Nathalie Anglès, Director of Location One’s International Residency Program

A Conversation on The Topic of Jean Shin’s Exhibition “And we move”
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 7pm
Free admission, Open to the public
at Location One 26 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

Jean Shin’s current exhibition at Location One “And we move” is an installation that explores the nature of music and musical production by analyzing some of its fundamental structures: the score, the conductor, the magnetic tape on which is it is recorded. A site-specific work developed during her residency at Location One, “And we move” incorporates large-scale inkjet prints, magnetic tape, and a video projection of a close view of a conductor’s back as he leads an orchestra, the folds of his jacket undulating with each of his movements. We don’t see his arms or the musicians, but the quiet passages and dramatic swells of the music (Ma Vlast (My Country), by Czech composer Bedrich Smetana, and Ibert’s Flute Concerto) are expressed in the rippling shadows and folds of the fabric.

Artist Jean Shin will talk about her work with Director of Location One’s International Residency Program, Nathalie Anglès on Wednesday, July 16 at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Jean Shin creates elaborate sculptures and site-specific installations that suggest imaginary communities through the use of accumulated cast-offs. Mary Ceruti writes, “Jean Shin uses discarded material (the excess, the forgotten, the no longer useful) in works that operate between abstraction and representation. Made from the remnants of contemporary urban life, Shin’s sculptures form a sort of visual history and a social mapping.”

A Brooklyn-based artist, Jean has exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad. Recently awarded a GSA Art in Architecture commission, she is working on a permanent large-scale work in the lobby of the Fallon Federal Building in Baltimore, Maryland. Exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Asia Society, Brooklyn Museum, Sculpture Center, Fabric Workshop, Socrates Sculpture Park, PKM Gallery (Beijing), Ssamzie Space (Seoul), Frederieke Taylor Gallery, and Galerie Eric Dupont (Paris).

Jean Shin’s residency at Location One is supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.