Contemporary artist Jean Shin (American, born South Korea 1971) transforms everyday objects—worn-out shoes, fashion remnants, military uniforms—to create dynamic works about connection and belonging. Her installations, often made from donated and discarded materials, raise provocative questions about what, and how, we consume.
On view in this exhibition are six large-scale installations and a video that tell powerful stories about the military, the fashion industry, and Shin’s own Asian American community.
Jean Shin currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her works have been shown at more than 150 museums and cultural institutions, including in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. In 2016 she completed a landmark commission, Elevated, for New York City’s Second Avenue subway
Thank you for all the support and embrace. In case you missed it, here are the reviews of this highly-acclaimed exhibition:
- Hyperallergic review: “The Secret Lives of Discarded Objects”
- Philadelphia The Inquirer: “How 400 Broken Shoes Become Art? Inside Philly’s Newest Installation”
- ABC News: Visions 2018: Jean Shin Collections
- WHYY.org “At Philly museum, the art of old clothes embraces individual connections”
- Previews: New York Times Women in the Spotlight at Museums, Interview Eight Spring Art Shows You Can’t Wait to See, BLOUIN ArtInfo, Art Fix Daily
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