Selena Kimball and Soyoung Yoon in Conversation

October 25, 2023 7PM

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York NY 10011

Soyoung Yoon is Assistant Professor and Program Director of Art History & Visual Studies at the Department of the Arts, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School.  Yoon is also a Faculty at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program (ISP).  She received her PhD from Stanford University and holds a BA from Seoul National University.  Yoon’s research focuses on politics of mobility and rhetorics of testimony, witnessing, and storytelling in the moving image; she attends to questions of “the apparatus” in relation to the moving image, the body-in-motion, and the authorial voice.  Yoon is currently at work on two book projects: Walkie Talkie and TV Buddhas.  She has published in Discourse, Grey Room, Camera Obscura, Millennium Film Journal, Women & Performance, among other journals and books. Her essay “Do a Number: The Facticity of the Voice, or Reading Stop-and-Frisk Data” was awarded a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in 2016. Yoon was a recipient of a Hauser & Wirth Research Fellowship for her work on the artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha.  In 2020-21, she was a Fellow at the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School for Social Research.

Selena Kimball is a visual artist whose work—large-scale photomontage, installation, and book projects—examines visual perceptions of history by reimagining the photographic collections (archives, printed books, newspapers) that document these events. Her long-term collaborations include films and experimental research with visual anthropologist Alyssa Grossman. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including the Katonah Museum of Art, the Portland Museum of Art in Maine, the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, and the Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The New York Observer, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.  Selena is a recent recipient of the Pollock-Krasner award, a Jerome Foundation grant, and two MacDowell fellowships. A native of Maine, she lives and works in New York City where she is co-founder and co-director, with Pascal Glissmann, of the Observational Practices Lab at Parsons, the New School, where she is currently Associate Professor of Contemporary Art Practice