ISCP TalkJuly 28, 2022, 6–7pm
Artists at Work: Ying Chiun Lee with Junghyun Kim
For this Artists at Work, artist-in-residence Ying Chiun Lee will be interviewed by curatorial resident Junghyun Kim about her newest neon text pieces.
At the start of Lee’s ISCP residency in March 2022, she began researching the Asian massage businesses in the New York City region. Focusing on the linguistic qualities of commercial signs, Lee responded to the erotic ambiguity by creating new neon glass works. In her conversation with Kim, she will discuss her background in the study of glass as well as how it evolved during her New York residency.
Ying Chiun Lee’s process-driven work investigates human sexuality. Her research relies on feminist theory, queer ecologies, and Mandarin and English linguistics as she explores sensuality through various imaging processes, narrative methods, and storytelling. In her practice, Lee observes the materiality of glass and uses its fluidity, malleability, and translucency to reflect on the broad spectrum of genders and sexualities.The artist has exhibited work at GMTF Film Festival, Lybster; City Art Space and Joy Gallery, both Rochester, among others.
Junghyun Kim is a curator specializing in Asian contemporary art. She is interested in the relationship between the museum and the audience’s body. Through exhibitions, on/offline performances, community-engaged art and symposiums, Kim explores themes on ways to restore human senses in the digital environment. Her curatorial work has been shown at the Seoul Museum of Art, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art, and Songeun Art Cube, all in South Korea.
This program is supported, in part, by the Taipei Cultural Center in New York; Doosan Art Center; Hartfield Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 33; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.