JinHee Kwak in FATTER IRL, opening tomorrow (October 15th) at 630 Flushing Avenue

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Alumni News, Events, Exhibitions, VCS Alumni | No Comments

Artist, curator, and VCS alumna JinHee Kwak has work in the realartshow group exhibition FATTER IRL: a fat art show, which opens tomorrow at 630 Flushing Avenue with a reception from 6 to 10 pm. The show’s Facebook event provides the following description, along with profiles of all of the participating artists:

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FATTER IRL: a fat art show
October 15th- November 5th
Opening Reception October 15th, 6-10pm
630 Flushing Avenue, 5th Floor

A show featuring ALL FAT ARTISTS! Curated by Rose Budz (Annie Rose) as part of RE:, a constantly changing/evolving show hosted by Max C Lee and Erin Davis.

FATTER IRL is an art show celebrating the visual work of fat artists/bodies. The labor of fat people is often taken for granted. Rarely are fat bodies celebrated without exceptions or justifications. The phrase “I’m fatter in real life” is used in fat Internet communities as reclamation of the expectation put on fat people to shrink or hide themselves so as to remain inoffensive. This show revels in the diversity of fat talent and beauty.

Here’s JinHee’s profile:

Jinhee Kwak (Jin Hee) is a body positive queer multidisciplinary artist. She was born and raised in Hawaii, and now works and creates in New York City. She is 1 of 5 curators for Disclaimer Gallery in Brooklyn and is a recent graduate of the Visual and Critical Studies department from the School or Visual Arts. Her work explores topics related to femininity, playfulness, dominance and submissiveness, queer female empowerment, alternate perspectives, and her own personal identity. She is currently fulfilling a 4 month residency at Chinatown Soup in Lower Manhattan. (@jinh_eek)

There’s a lot more information on the Facebook page, so be sure to check it out.

FATTER IRL was also featured in a recent PAPERMAG interview with the show’s organizer Annie Rose. You can read it here.


Visual & Critical Studies