Jinny Yu, Don't They Ever Stop Migrating?, 2015
Ink on fabric and sound, installation at Oratorio di San Ludovico, Nuova Icona, Venice, Italy
Jinny Yu’s work challenges the materials and formats of painting. Her work grows out of an inquiry into the medium of painting, as a means of trying to understand the world around us. Denaturalizing the medium of oil on canvas and questioning its authority, her most recent work Don’t They Ever Stop Migrating? is a reflection upon both painting and migration, attempting to grasp the fear that host populations feel about migrants. Her work both seeks to understand that sentiment and also to bring us back to the human.