Jinny Yu: Don’t They Ever Stop Migrating?
With Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963) as its central metaphor, Korean-born artist Jinny Yu’s immersive three-dimensional painting explores a range of emotional responses and attitudes towards mass migration. Hundreds of thousands of black ink brushstrokes resemble an unfamiliar mass circling at a distance, eliciting the viewer’s fear and discomfort of the unknown. The installation was originally presented during the 56th Venice Biennale at the Oratorio di San Ludovico.
Supported by Nuova Icona, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Mur, The City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council, and the University of Ottawa
Image: Jinny Yu, Don't They Ever Stop Migrating? (2015). Ink on fabric and sound, installation at Oratorio di San Ludovico, Nuova Icona, Venice, Italy.