Jean Shin’s installation Pause, commissioned by the Asian Art Museum, is driven by the urgency of the climate crisis. With Pause, Shin seeks to initiate a conversation by asking “how has technology impacted the environment?” Coinciding with the exhibition opening, the artist joins in conversation with Marc Mayer, assistant curator of contemporary art and programs, to discuss the ideas and processes behind the creation of this new work and the ways our consumer habits around technology and digital culture are contributing to climate change.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, raised in the United States, and currently living in New York, Shin gives new form to discarded materials. She transforms large accumulations of everyday objects into elaborate, labor-intensive sculptures and site-specific installations. Shin begins her practice with place, often soliciting donations from participants within a specific community. Shin explains, “I seek to recall an object’s past, as well as suggest its greater connection to our collective memories, desires and failures.”
Jean Shin | Pause is on view in Lee Gallery from Feb. 6 to May 24.
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