Portrait of Jin-me Yoon. Courtesy of the artist

Untunnelling Vision:
An artist talk with Jin-me Yoon

Please join us for an artist talk and Q&A with Jin-me Yoon in conjunction with “Untunnelling Vision.”

This free event will be live streamed on Friday, October 2 at 3:00pm. 

Click here to join the live event 

(Goes live on October 2) 

Presented by M:ST Performative Art and TRUCK Contemporary Art in partnership with the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts. Made possible by Ellen & Daryl Fridhandler with support from RBC.‍ 

About “Untunnelling Vision” 

Fourth in a series exploring the intersections of tourism, militarism and colonialism, Untunnelling Vision is the newest video and photo-based installation by Korean-born Canadian artist Jin-me Yoon. The artworks in this exhibition were filmed and photographed in a tunnel at the southwest corner of Calgary’s Ring Road construction site; at Heritage Park, Calgary’s “living history” museum; and on Tsuut’ina Nation land where there remains a ten year old movie set, erected for the Canadian WWI film “Passchendaele.” Using conventional and 360 degree camera technology, and in the specific contexts of these places– each haunted by entangled global relations– Untunneling Vision asks: What will emerge from the rubble of old narratives that are radically ruptured?⁣ 

The exhibition was co-produced by M:ST Performative Art and TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary. We would like to acknowledge contributions from the Cardinal-Dodginghorse family and our project funders Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, and the Alberta Culture Anti-Racism Grant. “Untunnelling Vision” runs from October 1 – December 12, 2020 at TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10 Ave SW). For full exhibition details, click here. 

Jin-me Yoon is a Korean-born, Vancouver-based artist. Since the early 1990s, her lens-based practice has critically examined the construction of self and other in relation to her own direct and inherited history, as well as within broader geopolitical contexts. Unpacking stereotypical assumptions and dominant discourses, Yoon’s work has examined gender and sexuality, culture and ethnicity, citizenship and nationhood. Adopting a wider and wider lens over time, her practice has become a deep investigation into entangled local and global histories existing at specific sites within the context of transnationalism. 

Presented in over 200 solo and group exhibitions, Yoon has shown her work across North America, Asia, and Australia, and in select institutions worldwide. She has delivered 80 guest lectures throughout Canada and the United States, and in Korea, Mexico, Ireland, Japan, Spain, and India. Her work is held in 17 Canadian and International public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, Royal Ontario Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery and Seoul Museum of Art. This year, Yoon was a finalist for the prestigious Scotiabank Photography Award.


Friday October 2, 2020
3pm MST

Illingworth Kerr Gallery Virtual Grad Show 2020 | Shaping the Future


Showcasing artwork from BFA and BDes Graduates of the Class of 2020

The Alberta University of the Arts is the only dedicated art, craft and design university in the prairies, offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Ceramics, Drawing, Fibre, Glass, Jewellery and Metals, Media Arts, Painting, Print Media and Sculpture; Bachelor of Design degrees in Photography and Visual Communication Design; and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Craft Media.

The annual Graduating Students Exhibition is one of AUArts major highlights each year and a milestone in the careers of graduating students. Organized by the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG), the professional on-campus gallery, Grad Show traditionally opens directly after the May convocation ceremony and features approximately 200 artworks by graduating students. In light of the ongoing global pandemic and restrictions on large gatherings, AUArts and the IKG are pleased to partner with Evans Hunt, a Calgary-based digital communications agency, founded by AUArts Alumni, to present Grad Show 2020 on a purpose-built digital platform. The Grad Show 2020 website will showcase the hard work of graduating students, while minimizing barriers for those who otherwise may be unable to participate due to accessibility concerns or COVID-19 related precautions.

By placing Grad Show portfolios online, students are afforded the opportunity to exhibit up to 10 works, alongside a written statement which will be active on the website for one year. This new digital platform will be used as a complimenting feature for future Grad Show exhibitions to increase accessibility for viewers and visibility for graduate work. AUArts is committed to disseminating Grad Show 2020 to a broader public, exposing the work of our graduates to audiences in Calgary, across Canada and beyond.

Exhibition Dates

May 20, 2020 – April 30, 2021