Commonly Newcomer: Jewyo Rhii

Monday, November 24, 7-8pm
Queens Museum
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368-3398

Round trip transportation is available for $5, with a bus departing from Madison Square Park (Madison Ave & 24th St) at 6:30pm sharp, and returning to Madison Square Park after the talk. 
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Join us for a walkthrough with Jewyo Rhii of her installation Commonly Newcomer at the Queens Museum, followed by an informal dialogue between the artist and participants facilitated by curator Hitomi Iwasaki.

Since the early 1990s, Jewyo Rhii has worked in sculptural installation, video, drawing, performance, and publications. Constantly displacing herself from her native Seoul, Korea, to study and work in Western Europe and the US, Rhii has come to embrace this fluid lifestyle as an integral part of her work, in such a way that her studios have functioned as exhibition spaces, and exhibition spaces as studios. Having occupied a studio space at the Queens Museum since November 2013, Rhii developed Commonly Newcomer, a sprawling sculptural installation that explores the intuitive and experiential aspects of being a newcomer. It is also an extension of a collaborative publication titled Outside the Comfort Zone (2013) by Irene Veenstra, a Dutch art historian who visited Rhii’s 2013 exhibition at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands, for nine consecutive days. In Commonly Newcomer, Rhii experiments with re-materializing a textual incarnation of her previous work, while adopting and adapting it into her present life in Queens.

This program is organized by Asia Art Archive in America in conjunction with Queens Museum.

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Jewyo Rhii (b. 1971, Seoul) studied in Seoul, London and Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include Jewyo Rhii at the Wilkinson Gallery, London (2014); Wall To Talk To at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt, and the Artsonje Center, Seoul (2011-2013, traveling); Night Studio, Itaewon, Seoul (2010); Lodged, Ursula Walbrol Gallery, Dusseldorf (2010); and Muscle Aches: Arrivals, Doosan Gallery, New York (2009). Recent group exhibitions include Boom She Boom, Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt (2014); Media City Seoul, Seoul (2010), Everyday Miracle (Extended), REDCAT, Los Angeles (2009), On The Road & Insertation, the 7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2008). In 2010 she was awarded the prestigious Yanghyun Prize. 

 

Hitomi Iwasaki (Director of Exhibitions/Curator, Queens Museum) has been a member of the QM curatorial staff since 1996 and had opportunities to work on the museum’s milestone exhibitions including Cai Guo Qiang (1997), Out of India: Contemporary Art of the South Asian Diaspora (1998), and Global Conceptualism: Points of Origins, 1950s – 1980s (1999). She has organized a number of group exhibitions of emerging artists, 3 of the past Queens International biennial exhibits, and site-specific project exhibitions with artists including Luca Buvoli, Sun K. Kwak, Nic Hess, Christian Marclay, and Patty Chang among many others. Hitomi initiated Launch Pad, the Museum’s first artist-in-residence program with O Zhang, Johanna Unzueta, Daniel Bozhkov, Duke Riley and others. Hitomi won the International Association of Art Critic’s IACA Curator’s Award Best Project in a Public Space, 2009-2010. She was a part of the curatorial team for the multi-year three-venue exhibition of Caribbean art Caribbean: Crossroad of the Worlds (2012-13, with Studio Museum in Harlem and El Museo del Barrio) and has organized a major thematic exhibition Bringing the World into the World (2014) that features the museum’s the Panorama of the City of New York as a center piece and most recently, Commonly Newcomer: Jewyo Rhii, the artist’s first solo US museum exhibition.

 

Image credit: Jewyo Rhii, Swing Theater (‘Movey’), 2014, metal mesh, metal pipe, drawing on clear acrylic sheet, LED light, and paint. Photo courtesy of Hai Zhang.

 

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Alexandra Chang, Alexandra Munroe, Alf Chang, Amy WOOD, Annysa Ng, Arin Rungjang, Ashley Billingsley, Ashok Sukumaran, Bani Abadi, Bani Abidi, Barbara London, Bing Lee, Birgit DONKER, Boris Groys, Brinda Kumar, Cai Guoqiang, CAMP, Cao Fei, Casey Tang, Chang Chao Tang, Chen Chieh-jen, Chen Tong, Chen Wei-ching, Chen Xiaomei, Christoph NOE, Christopher Phillips, Chương-Đài Võ, Cici Wu, Cooperativa Cráter Invertido, Cosmin Costinas, David Smith, Desire Machine Collective, Dinh Q Le, Dooeun Choi, Ei Arakawa, Eleanor Heartney, Erin Gleeson, Eugene Wang, Fang Lu, Farah Wardani, Fei Dawei, FENG Yuan(馮原), Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez, fwf, Gao Shiming, Gianni Jetzer, Glenn Phillips, Go Hirasawa, Hammad Nasar, Heman Chong, Herb Tam, Hiroko Tasaka, Hitomi Iwasaki, Ho Tzu Nyen, Howie Chen, Huang Chien-Hung, Huang Hua-Chen, HUANG Xiaopeng, I-Hua Lee, Il Lee, Ingrid Chu, Jaeyong Park, Jane DeBevoise, Jean-Hubert Martin, Jennifer Davis, Jewyo Rhii, Joan Lebold Cohen, Joanne, John Pirozzi, Julian Ross, Jun Yang, June Yap, Kaho Albert Yu, Katherine Grube, Kim Yong-Ik, Kit Yi Wong, Koki Tanaka, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Lee Kit, Lee Mingwei, Lee Weng Choy, Lesley Ma, Li Ming, Li Ran, Li Xiaofei, Liang Jianhua, Lin Yilin, LinDa Saphan, Liu Ding, Liu Shiyuan, Lyno Vuth, Maline Yim, Mao Chenyu, MAP Office, Margaret Lee, Margo Machida, Mariam Ghani, Marvin Taylor, Meiya Cheng, Mel Bochner, Michelle Wong, Michelle Yun, Murtaza Vali, Museum of Unknown, Nadim Abbas, Naeem Mohaiemen, Nate Hun, Nico Baumbach, Nikhil Raunak, Ocean Leung, Onejoon Che, Pad.ma, Pak Sheung Chuen, Pan An-yi, Park Chankyong, Pi Li, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, Prem Krishnamurthy, Qiu Anxiong, Qiu Deshu, Qiu Zhijie, Rabbya Naseer, Rania Ho, Raqs Media Collective, Reiko Tomii, Richard Vine, Rina Banerjee, Roslisham Ismail a.k.a. Ise, Ruijun Shen, Ryan Lee Wong, Saadia Toor, Sabih Mohd Ahmed, Samsom Young, Samson Young, Sareth Svay, Sean Anderson, Sen Uesaki, Shaina Anand, Sharmini Pereira, Shiraga Kazuo, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Sohl Lee, Sopheap Pich, Stephanie Comilang, Su Yu-Hsien, Sung Hwan Kim, Sunghee Lee, Tabaimo, Takahiko Iimura, Takeshi Ikeda, Tang Kwok Hin, Teresa Kwong, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Tiffany Chung, Tobias Madison, Trần Minh Đức, Uli Sigg, Wang Jianwei, Wang Jing, Wang Wei, William LIM, Work on Work, Wu Shanzhuan, Xiaoyu Weng, Xin Wang, Xu Bing, Xu Tan, YANG Jiechang, Ying Kwok, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Yung MA, Zhang Hongtu, Zhang Peili, Zheng Shengtian, Zhou Tao, Zoe Butt