Aug 28, 2013
New work and an essay are included in The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2013-2015, a gallery anthology published by Sanderson Contemporary Art. Featuring over 100 full-colour images and 21 essays contributed by New Zealand's leading art writers, historians and curators, the diversity of viewpoints creates an absorbing survey of current critical discourse to read alongside portfolios of the artists' work. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to preorder and for pricing information.
Hardcover book, 140 pages
Jun 1, 2013
My second solo exhibition with Sanderson Contemporary Art will open June 6, 2013 featuring new works in photography, painting and unique prints. A statement and list of works can be reviewed at Sanderson's web site.
Mar 10, 2013
Several pieces are currently on view at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre in the group exhibition, Males Nudes.
Arts writer and curator Alicia Eler interviewed me for her recent Art21 series on artists who have undergone residencies and how that's affected their practice. Visit the blog at this link here.
Feb 14, 2013
My studio is now based in Brooklyn, New York in the neighborhood of Crown Heights. Several exhibitions have been confirmed for later in the year including the Auckland Festival of Photography (May 28- June 21) and the Auckland Art Fair (August 7-11). Stay tuned for details and updates while this web site is revamped.
Dec 1, 2012
Travel informs the next year ahead. Following events at Art Basel Miami where I will turn 30, I am relocating my studio practice to Brooklyn, New York. I will also be traveling to Australia and New Zealand for all of Jan 2013 to visit my gallery, collectors and to reinvigorate the spirit. New projects, curatorial collaborations and a television cameo are under way as I make a transition to the east coast!
July 9, 2012
sooner later will be exhibited in Auckland, New Zealand at Sanderson Contemporary Art's new Herne Bay gallery (opening end of this month). The exhibition dates are set from August 15 - September 9. Included in the exhibition will be limited edition photographic prints in addition to new drawings. Further details to follow.
July 2, 2012
Opening in late August, I will be curating a quarterly art program for Bonsoiree restaurant led by reknowned Top Chef Beverly Kim, John Clark and current owner/founder Shin Thompson. I have also been commissioned as the creative director for the restaurant's interior visual experience.
June 20, 2012
I was one of 30 honorees for the Windy City Times' 2012 "30 Under 30" awards, recognizing individuals who "have made some sort of substantial contribution to the LGBT community in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or other areas."
June 6, 2012
My photographic contributions to Theaster Gates', 12 Ballads for Huguenot House, can be viewed in a new book published on the occasion of dOCUMENTA (13). It is available online here: http://www.pro-qm.de/node/2741
January 29, 2012
Interview about the development and inspiration for sooner later.
January 20, 2012
I am pleased to announce the launch of a new artist publication entitled, sooner later.
This 9in x 6.5in offset print book features 76 pages of full color photographs in a limited run of 500 copies.
The official book launch event will be held at Las Manos Gallery, Chicago in conjunction with an exhibition of photographs lifted from the book. Half of all proceeds from the sale of exhibition prints and artist books will go towards supporting the NGO Life Funds for North Korean Refugees. sooner later will also be available for purchase online.
sooner later, exhibition and book launch:
Saturday February 4th, 6-10pm
Las Manos Gallery
5220 N. Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
January 6, 2012
A new sculpture/painting will appear in the group show RE-SOURCE, curated by Emanuel Aguilar for Jean Albano Gallery in Chicago.
215 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60610
January 6th-March 3rd
Jessica Taylor Caponigro
Young Sun Han
December 26, 2011
Limited editions and prints are now available for purchase here
November 4, 2011
The November/December issue of Flash Art has published an article about my roles as an artist and curator, and how the spectacle of Work of Art has affected my practice.
October 28, 2011
I am featured in 2-page spread for Entertainment Weekly magazine, out on news stands today. The interview and spread was awarded for winning the pop art challenge on episode 3 of Work of Art on the Bravo network.
My work is also featured in the current issue of Jettison Quarterly. Follow the link or pick up a free issue at galleries and museums in the Chicagoland area.
August 25, 2011
Premiering on Wed, Oct 12 (9/8pm central): Work of Art, Season 2 with China Chow, Jerry Saltz, Simon de Pury, and Bill Powers.
I will appear as a contestant along with 13 other diverse and talented individuals. Let the games begin!
Story on ARTINFO: here
Artnet's coverage: here
Press Release: here
White is the new Black!
After many years of maintaining a web site with a black background, youngsunhan.com is going white. The cleaner look should be easier to read while decreasing eye fatigue. The new web site has also been restructured and edited with a PROJECTS and NEWS section added. A BLOG has been added.
While the site is live, expect many changes and updates in the next few days and weeks including downloadable press and unlocked content in ART and PROJECTS. Feedback can be sent directly using the CONTACT page. Enjoy!
Imitation is the Best Flattery
When a conceptual artist in Florida asked for permission to recreate my 24 Hour Embrace performance, I was initally skeptical. However, after viewing his web site and seeing some similar relationships between our works about endurance and time, I was intrigued by what could happen if I realeased my idea in order for someone else to reinterpret, or in this case, reinhabit it. The following links report on the results. A few changes in the piece (a different holiday, venue and relationship between the embracers) shift some of the meanings, but it raises interesting questions on how performance art can be appropriated. It reminds me of Marina Abramovic revisiting her earlier works performed by a younger generation of artists at MoMA this past year and Miranda July's performance 'assignments' for the public to take on and share.
Recent work appears in, LAST WORDS, a new publication by 4A exploring contemporary art in an age of cultural diversity and globalisation. This full-colour publication features the work of 17 artists from around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, China, India and Indonesia. Ordering information and more details here: