The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Vancouver proudly present In/Flux: Art of Korean Diaspora, a collaborative exhibition featuring works from three Korean-Canadian artists, on display from September 28, 2018 to January 6, 2019.
Curated by Jillian Povarchook, Curatorial Associate at MOV, the exhibition features selected works of Jin-me Yoon, Junghong Kim, and Jin Hwa Kim, artists originally from the Republic of Korea now based in the Vancouver area. Carefully curated selections of photography, traditional calligraphy, and ceramics will be on display, all conveying, in their own way, the complex and dynamic nature of Canadian art and identity.
The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Vancouver also hopes that this story of transformation, which takes place on a variety levels including individual, cultural, and contextual, will portray the multi-layered history of immigration on a more nuanced and connected level.
“It is wonderful to present Korean art in multicultural Vancouver. We hope this exhibition connects people and reaches out to all people who live here, beyond the Korean community. Many people in Vancouver share immigration stories, no matter how long their families have been here. You will find a story of yourself, your grandparents, or your grandchildren while walking through the exhibition,” says Gunn Kim, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Vancouver.
On a final note the curator believes that beyond artistic expression, “in/flux encourages us to consider the cultural landscape of the Vancouver area as a multicultural hub built by successive and concurrent waves of immigration and uninterrupted occupation by several First Nations.”
To lean more about the exhibit, visit https://museumofva ncouver.ca/influx