Jinny Yu’s Panel 61

The story of migration is ongoing. In the final, 60th panel of The Migration Series, Jacob Lawrence leaves us with the words “And the migrants keep coming.” The Phillips has invited contemporary artists to continue Jacob Lawrence’s work. Check the recently launched Jacob Lawrence website for additional works to be unveiled in this dynamic curated selection, or contribute your own #Panel61.


Jinny Yu, Don’t They Ever Stop Migrating?, 2015. Ink on fabric and sound, installation at Oratorio di San Ludovico, Nuova Icona, Venice, Italy

Jinny Yu, Don’t They Ever Stop Migrating?

Jinny Yu’s work challenges the materials and formats of painting. Her work grows out of an inquiry into the medium of painting, as a means of trying to understand the world around us. Denaturalizing the medium of oil on canvas and questioning its authority, her most recent work Don’t They Ever Stop Migrating? is a reflection upon both painting and migration, attempting to grasp the fear that host populations feel about migrants. Her work both seeks to understand that sentiment and also to bring us back to the human.

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