Gallery 101 invites you to visit:
REPUBLIC OF THE OTHER
Xenia Fink * Guillermo Trejo * Jinny Yu
January 12 – February 9, 2019
Artist Talk/Walk Through 2-3pm
Opening celebration 3-5pm
Saturday, January 12, 2019
REPUBLIC OF THE OTHER is a collaborative project by Xenia Fink, Guillermo Trejo and Jinny Yu. REPUBLIC OF THE OTHER, a contradiction in itself, reflects the collaborators’ questioning of geographic and national identities defined by borders and boundaries, and is the basis of their research on the attraction to form an entity.
Their collaboration started with the urgency to express their resistance against the generalized right wing tendency, with nation states and borders strengthening with great force worldwide and with the conviction that they have something to contribute to the discussion. As a collective, they maintain their individual practices and weave them together into additional collaborative works.
REPUBLIC OF THE OTHER started with Xenia Fink (Saõ Paulo/Berlin) and Jinny Yu (Seoul/Ottawa), a few years after their first meeting at the ISCP New York in 2011. Guillermo Trejo (Mexico/Ottawa) joined the collective in 2016, around the time when Xenia Fink was doing an artist residency at Axenéo7 in 2016.
This in situ installation uses language as a common thread through all three artists’ practices and was developed specifically for the Gallery 101 space.