All Intellectual Animals Are Dangerous
An instillation
By Yeon Jin Kim
Curated by Joel Carreiro
October 7-29th 2010

All Intellectual Animals are Dangerous, is a multi-media installation offering the viewer a more intimate experience than usually found with public art projects. The windows of the gallery will be whited-out except for several small apertures, which will reveal various room interiors constructed out of paper and graphite, depicting an array of characters and events. Like Hitchcock`s Rear Window, each opening will give the audience a glimpse into different lives, however in All Intellectual Animals are Dangerous some rooms are inhabited by animals, some by people and one by an enormous spider. They are all presided over by a giant “Alice in Wonderland” –like character. Several of the interiors are small and present intimate, three–dimensional static tableau, and in a scale jump, two of them open onto larger spaces with narrative video projections, which are made by filming paper and graphite models. Passers-by may experience the piece as a cross between the viewing holes cut in a construction wall and the window displays on Fifth Avenue at Christmas time. On the busy streets of mid-town, this piece provides a voyeuristic experience of a fantastic realm populated by unusual and anthropomorphic creatures, all governed by a dream logic.

Yeon Jin Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, receiving her BFA from Seoul National University and MFA from Hunter College. She has shown work at the Islip Art Museum (Long Island), the Anne Street Gallery (Newburgh NY), the Storefront Artists Project (Pittsfield, MA), the Catskill Art Society, and Times Square Gallery (New York City). Kim’s videos have been screened in Seoul, Egypt, Germany and New York City. She has recently completed residencies at Yaddo (Saratoga Springs NY), the Saltonstall Foundation (Ithaca NY), BRIC/BCAT (Brooklyn) and the Islip Art Museum. Kim is a recipient of awards from both the Tony Smith Fund and the Ahl Foundation, and is currently an artist in residence at Henry Street Settlement. She teaches at the Ashcan Studio in Manhattan.

Joel Carreiro is based in New York City and directs the MFA Program at Hunter College. He has shown nationally and internationally and currently has a solo exhibition at Fairfield University in Connecticut, which will travel next year to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and then to Muehlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is also currently showing work in Seoul, Korea. As an independent curator he has organized exhibitions for the Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn, the Rockland Center for the Arts and the Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, New York, and the Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College, as well as the Intar Gallery in New York City. He is currently co-curating, with Brett De Palma, an exhibition for the Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor,  New York called “Utopia and Wallpaper.

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