Sun Yung Shin

Artist Andrea Carlson on the unspoken history, unseen stories, and awkward moments behind her Mia project “Let: an act of reverse incorporation”

Andrea Carlson wasn’t sure the museum would go for it. After all, as she puts it, the participants and collaborators in Let: an act of reverse incorporation are “kicking in the front door of historic institutional power.” Carlson, who grew up in Minnesota and now lives in Chicago, has long drawn on her Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), . . . Keep reading »

Art Inspires: Poet Sun Yung Shin on ghosts, gods, and the bliss of the underworld

Sun Yung Shin, a Minneapolis-based poet and teacher, was inspired by Ksitigarbha and the Ten Kings of Hell, a silk painting on display in gallery 206. 명 부 쩐 – 冥 府 殿 Myeongbujeon, the Hall of the Underworld “The day that makes one an orphan.” —Myung Mi Kim, Works On the day that makes . . . Keep reading »

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