Jiyoung Yoon
Work presentation

"I Am My Body : #1 I See Detroit In You"

The artist presents her work (in English)
Followed by a wine reception on the terrace

  • Thursday, 29 September 2016, from 3 p.m.

  • Complex of Masters’ Houses, Schlemmer House
    Ebertallee 67, 06846 Dessau-Roßlau

From the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul, Korea, to the Bauhaus Dessau: For three months this summer Jiyoung Yoon lived and worked in the Schlemmer House. For the artist from Korea, a sculptor who also works on cross-media projects including video and performance, a great many things in Germany were new and different. In her final presentation I Am My Body: #1 I See Detroit In You she gives a comprehensive insight into the reflective and creative processes of her residency. The focus is on the ‘lack’ and the ‘emptiness’ that she sensed in Dessau, which she now ties in with her experiences in Detroit.

“I got strong feelings of 'lack' and ‘void' in Detroit because there are many clues to understand the prosperity of the city in the past. The city, which lets me be able to imagine ‘things that have existed’, made me scared when I faced its ‘emptiness’."

In her presentation Yoon will first introduce the visitors to her art work in general and then present her current work, which was made here in Dessau – a project which was developed for Dessau based on an ongoing exchange with the Korean product designer Seungjoon Lee and the Korean painter Eun-joo Rho.

„The project is comprised of three different bodies. The visitors will hear about the concept that "ties" the three bodies of works, and also will be able to see one of them in person in the atelier of Oskar Schlemmer.“

Jiyoung Yoon‘s residency in Dessau takes place as a Shared Residency in cooperation with the MMCA Residency Goyang/ National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.