NEW YORK, NY.- Julie Meneret Contemporary Art
has announced that it will present the work of the South Korean artist Jin Joo Chae at its new gallery space at 133 Orchard Street starting on January 8, 2013.
Jin Joo Chae is a visual artist whose inspiration often comes from her experience as a Korean living abroad. She is interested in the way that American news represents international events, especially the tense dynamics between North and South Korea. Using fragile and fragrant media such as burnt newspaper and screen-printed chocolate, she manipulates dominant political narratives to suggest more complex and physically embodied realities.
Through her work, she forms a connection with her own past, and with her present self in a daily world where things continuously fall apart and fall together. These physical interventions are a way of questioning spatial materiality and the malleability of meaning.
A graduate of Columbia School of the Arts and Hongik University in Seoul, Chae has exhibited in the United States, Europe, and throughout East Asia. She has participated in international exhibitions and biennials, and her works are in the collections of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Sakima Art Museum in Okinawa.