Performance Hayoon Jay Lee

Thursday, January 19 at 6:30PM

Join us Thursday, January 19 at 6:30pm for an interactive performance by Hayoon Jay Lee in our 1st floor gallery. Lee's current exhibition, Fields of Vision, is on view now.


In addition to her rice-based sculptural practice, Hayoon Jay Lee is known for highly cathartic performances which blend Korean traditions, spirituality, and avant-garde movement. On January 19 Lee will present an intimate and interactive performance at Hollis Taggart that actively reinterprets traditional Korean shamanism. Featuring live Korean music and her signature material, the performance invites the audience to join the artist in a dismissal of negative energy and celebration of creativity and renewal.


Lee will be joined by muscians Younja Choi and Skye Steels.


Younja Choi

Younja Choi is a dancer and founder of the Pilgrim Missionary Dance Company (PMDC) in 1997 in Korea.  Younja moved to the US from South Korea in 2009 and is currently the Director of the New York branch of the PMDC.  She has performed extensively in Korea and in New York, including at Carnegie Hall in 2016 and 2018.  She is scheduled to appear at Lincoln Center in June 2023.  Younja has been dancing for more than 50 years and is committed to sharing her art with children and the larger community. 


Skye Steels

Puerto Rican-American violinist and songwriter, Skye Steele has released four

albums of original music and toured as a solo artist throughout the US and Europe.

He has worked as music director and multi-instrumentalist for grammy-nominated

singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton since 2007, has appeared with jazz legends

Henry Butler, Anthony Braxton, Steven Bernstein, and artists including Willie

Nelson, Jolie Holland, and Deer Tick. He has studied string-playing traditions from

Turkey to Brazil, learning from Mestre Luiz Paixao, Najib Shaheen, and Selim Sesler.

Skye received his B.F.A. from the New School Jazz Program, studying with Mat

Maneri, Jimmy Owens, and Reggie Workman.


In 2017, Skye founded String People. Aimed at decolonizing string pedagogy

through teacher training, student workshops, and collaborative concerts, they

have partnered with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, Midori & Friends, Third

Street Music School, and Brooklyn Conservatory. Publication of a volume of

String People’s playable curriculum is anticipated in 2023.

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