Valery Jung Estabrook

Beautiful Face, 2017

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Single channel digital video
5 of 5
Signed and numbered via USB drive


This work ships from Albuquerque, NM, US.


Originally inspired by the tradition of Korean folk tal (탈) masks, "Beautiful Face" is a combination of found and original footage that explores the themes of cultural appropriation, racial stereotypes, and gender roles through the performative use of custom made masks.

"Beautiful Face" premiered at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2017 in New York. Since its debut the video has been exhibited at Channels Biennial Video Art Festival in Melbourne, Australia; at Videodromo in Bilbao, Spain; at Gallery Korea at the Korean Cultural Center of New York; at Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico; at the Granoff Center in Providence, Rhode Island; and most recently in Estabrook's large scale solo show Three American Bodies at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.