Visiting Artists Program: Current Lectures
Jean Shin, Everyday Monuments, 2009. Sports trophies, painted cast and sculpted resins, projections. Floor Installation: Dimensions variable, approximately 7.33 ft h x 5 ft w x 45 ft d, Wall Projection: 9.33 ft h x 42 ft w. Commissioned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. for the exhibition, Jean Shin: Common Threads. Courtesy of the artist.
SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.
Wednesday, November 7, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Jean Shin is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. For each project, she amasses vast collections of a particular object—prescription pill bottles, sports trophies, sweaters—often sourced through donations from a participating community. These intimate objects then become the materials for her conceptually rich sculptures, videos, and site-specific installations. Distinguished by her meticulous, labor-intensive process and her engagement of community, Shin’s arresting installations reflect individuals’ personal lives as well as collective issues we face as a society.
Shin has had solo exhibitions at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among others. She has also created permanent public art works commissioned by federal and city government agencies as well as Art for Transit programs.Listen to podcast.