Live Virtual Studio Visit: Young Sun Han

When 11 Jun 2020
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Where Artfare
60 Broad Street, Suite 2412
New York, NY 10004
United States

Please join us for a Live Virtual Studio Visit with Young Sun Han this Thursday, June 11th from 6-7 PM EDT

Young Sun Han’s practice has always intertwined the examination of social issues and activism. He says, “I attribute this to growing up in Skokie, IL and hearing stories about my family’s escape from North Korea. I learned photography during the Iraq anti-war protests of 2003 and have been participating in/documenting protests ever since.” He states further that, “Black Lives Matter has become the largest civil rights movement of our generation, and as artists, we have a role to play.” This artist interview will awaken questions and thoughts about one’s responsibility as artists to respond to both history and recent events. Young asks, “How can we create a vision for a more just society? What is the role of the archive? How do we listen to people in public space?” Rather than a straightforward studio visit or artist talk, Artfare and Young will engage in a difficult conversation concerning the artist’s role in the movement and address how to be active and effective in fighting systemic oppression in the art world.

Young Sun Han is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist and lecturer at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. His work has been exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, London, Cologne, Brussels, Sydney, and Auckland. His photographs and performances are discursive in both subject and approach: personal stories, histories of war, social documentary, and feats of intimate endurance. Han received his MFA from Rutgers in 2019, and his BFA from The School of the Art Institute in 2005. He appears in a lead role in, Die letzte Stadt (The Last City), directed by Heinz Emigholz, which premiered at the 2020 Berlinale. He is also the recent winner of the Callan/McNamara Award and 94th ANNUAL International Competition (The Print Center, Philadelphia) and the Brovero Photography Prize.

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