Haegue Yang

 
Haegue Yang (born 1971 in Seoul, lives and works in Berlin and Seoul) is one of the most influential Korean artists of her generation. Using several media, from collage to performance, she explores the sensual and formal properties of everyday objects and materials (venetian blinds, fans, infrared detection devices, etc.), taken out of their original context and rearranged into abstract compositions, investing them with a new, poetic meaning with political or emotional overtones. Her often abstract constructions are in fact sensory experiences whose crux is an implicit critique of the modern.
Haegue Yang represented South Korea at the 2009 Venice Biennale. She has also shown at Documenta (Kassel), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the ICA (Boston), the Samsung Museum of Art (Seoul), the 13th Lyon Biennale...
Haegue Yang has been awarded the 2018 Wolfgang Hahn Prize.
 
Haegue Yang - Chronotopic Traverses
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
La Panacée
Chronotopic Traverses brings together unexpected arrangements of Haegue Yang's versatile sculptures of various materials against a backdrop of a panoramic and dramatic wallpaper Incubation and Exhaustion (2018).
Haegue Yang - VIP\'s Union - 2001-2018
2018
English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
How is the social importance of VIPs defined, and what is an art institution's attitude towards this? The Korean artist Haegue Yang addressed this issue in developing the VIP's Union project, which she started in 2001. This catalogue reviews the work's development over the years, and includes iconographic documentation, genealogy, essays and an interview with the artist.
Haegue Yang - Lingering Nous
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
New monograph, documenting 21 installations conceived by Haegue Yang during the past decade.
Haegue Yang - Dare to Count Phonemes and Graphemes
2014
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
A new collaborative publication, that has evolved within the framework of two geographically separate yet collaboratively conceived exhibitions.
Haegue Yang - Grid Bloc
2013
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Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
(last copies available!)
Artist's book (an enlarged 2nd edition of Yang's long out of print Grid Bloc from 2000).
Haegue Yang - Siblings and Twins
2010
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Catalogue of an exhibition held at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, part of a serial project designed by Yang in which she staged additional installations in other international exhibition sites.


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