Diplomacy at Yeh Art Gallery, St. John’s University, September 19 – November 22, 2019

The Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery (Yeh Art Gallery) at St. John’s University in New York City announces its fall 2019 exhibition Diplomacy. This exhibition is inspired by the university’s historic Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, which houses the Yeh Art Gallery. Eleven international artists have either created site-responsive works that respond to the building’s unique architecture and Cold War history, or present works that relate to themes the building evokes, namely soft power, national identity, and diplomacy.

Participating artists include Christopher K. Ho, Lena Henke, Shahpour Pouyan, Reuven Israel, Alex Hayden, Carla Edwards, Anton Ginzburg, Ryan Flores, Hai-Hsin Huang, Claudia Martínez Garay, and Claudia Peña Salinas. This is the first exhibition curated by newly appointed Director Owen Duffy, as well as the first after extensive gallery renovations.

Installation views of Diplomacy. Photographs by Corrado Serra.

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This exhibition is organized by Owen Duffy, Director of the Yeh Art Gallery, with the support of Cassandra Post, Graduate Assistant.

Title photograph by Corrado Serra.