Minor Feelings is an immersive art exhibition that delves into the profound experiences of migrant Korean women in Australia. Presented by Trocadero Projects, the exhibition features a new body of works by three emerging Korean-Australian artists: Yiwon Park, Hyun-Joo Kim (Julia), and Ellen Yeong Gyeong Son, and is curated by Kelly Yoon.

The exhibition aims to shed light on the complexities of hybrid identities and the lasting repercussions of trauma. It celebrates their resilience in the eternal search for belonging amidst the challenges of cultural integration and aims to cultivate empathy and understanding among viewers.

The exhibition's title, Minor Feelings is taken from Cathy Park Hong's autobiographical essay book "Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning." Reflecting the themes explored in the book, the exhibition explores marginalised community feelings such as shame, irritation, melancholy, and paranoia, which stem from the constant questioning and dismissal of one's perception of reality. In line with the author's fearless cultural criticism, the exhibition showcases the artists' intimate and personal relationships to their adopted culture and home.

Launch event:
Sunday 8 October, 2-4pm
RSVP for opening event: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/minor-feelings-exhibition-opening-trocadero-projects-tickets-727356211007

Image: courtesy of Hyun-Joo Kim (Julia). Photography: Rory Daniel.