Sunday, Dec 10
3104 16th Ave S (second floor)
New City Church is proud to invite Wing Young Huie to our Sunday Community Table! Huie (full bio below) has been photographing the everyday lives of Minnesotans for over 30 years, including the widely recognized Lake Street USA (2000) installation. His presentation comes as New City's 6-part series on "Habits of a De-Gentrifier."
Huie's talk will serve as the 'sermon' for our Community Table. Like always, we will have live music, Scripture reading, spiritual practice, and free food. Childcare provided!
Wing Young Huie
Wing Young Huie has been photographing for over thirty years, with much of it focused on his home state of Minnesota. Although his
work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums, his most well-known projects are large-scale public installations, including Frogtown (1995), Lake Street USA (2000) and The University Avenue Project (2010), which transformed major Twin Cities’ thoroughfares into epic photo galleries, reflecting the
everyday lives of thousands of its citizens in the midst of some of the most culturally diverse areas in the country.
In 2000 the Star Tribune named Wing “Artist of the Year,” stating, “Lake Street USA is likely to stand as a milestone in the history of photography and public art.” The resulting book was hailed by the Star Tribune as one of 25 great books ever published about Minnesota.
Wing’s six published books are: The University Avenue Project, Volume 1 (2010); The University Avenue Project Volume 2 (2010); Looking For Asian American: An Ethnocentric Tour (2007); Lake Street USA (2001) and Frogtown: Photographs and Conversations in an Urban Neighborhood (1996); Their Great Gift (2016).
The Minnesota Historical Society Press will publish Chinese-ness, his current project, in 2018. Is Chinese identity personal, cultural, national, political, imposed? Does it migrate, become malleable or transmuted? When is it authentic, exotic, kitsch, appropriated? This book combines photography and writing to explore and complicate the myriad Chinese-ness experiences in Huie’s home state of Minnesota, other regions of the United States, and in China, by employing various documentary and conceptual conceits.
Whether in epic public installations or international museum exhibitions, my intent is to create up-to- the-minute societal mirrors of who we are, seeking to reveal not only what is hidden, but also what is plainly visible and seldom noticed.