Exquisite Crisis and Encounters (February 15-May 31, 2007)

no.4February 15, 2007 – May 31, 2007

Curated by Yong Soon Min, A/P/A Institute Visiting Artist

Taken from the Dadaist/Surrealist game of Cadavre Exquis in which a composition of words or images are collaboratively created, this exhibition will showcase a wide and multidisciplinary array of contributions procured by artist, scholar and curator Yong Soon Min. These collaborative works pursue the necessary dialogue about the richness and tensions that characterize cosmopolitan contact zones, specifically in reference to the L.A. Civil disturbance of 1992.

Gallery Opening and Curator Talk with Yong Soon Min
February 15, 6pm-8pm A/P/A Institute, 41-51 East 11th Street, 7th Floor Gallery

A/P/A Institute welcomes the 2007 Visiting Artist Scholar Yong Soon Min Yong Soon Min is an artist and independent curator. Her artistic practice, inclusive of curatorial projects, incorporates diverse media and processes that engage issues of representation and cultural identity, the intersection of history and memory, and the role of the artist and the arts as agents of social change. Her artwork has been exhibited and reviewed widely since the early 1980s. Recent curatorial projects include an exhibition of an unrealized installation and tribute for Yiso Bahc, Los Angeles Koreatown history project, and an international exhibition about the Korean diaspora for the Fourth Gwangju Biennial in Korea. She is currently organizing an exhibition about humor and Asian identity and another that entails the intersection of popular culture and the traumas of history of Korea and Vietnam. She is professor in the Studio Art department at UC Irvine.