The Concordia Department of Studio Arts’ photography program awards the Roloff Beny Foundation Fellowship in Photography to a graduate student for his or her outstanding artistic and academic achievement each year. MFA student Jinyoung Kim received the fellowship, worth $10,000, in 2012. With those funds, the photographer/videographer headed to her native South Korea last summer to work on her master’s thesis exhibition, which she presented at Montreal’s Espace Cercle Carré in January 2014.
The exhibition is called “Genealogy of Stationary Objects.” As Kim writes, “‘Genealogy of Stationary Objects’ presents photographic and video works that investigate house as a conceptual entity. I went back to the house of my family, where I found myself standing in tension between the contradictory positions of being at home as a visitor. The project includes photographs and videos that reflect upon the house in its current state, charged with an ambience of loss and absence, and expresses my desire for renewed connection with the place.”
Kim earned a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design at the University of Toronto in 2008 and will complete her MFA this term at Concordia. She has exhibited in Toronto and Montreal, where she now lives.
Below are photos, entitled The Objects on the Rooftop, Variations 1-6, from “Genealogy of Stationary Objects.” The show now is at Concordia’s FOFA Gallery, 1515 Ste-Catherine St. W., EV 1.715, Montreal, until May 16.