New monograph, documenting 21 installations conceived by Haegue Yang during the past decade.
Following the exhibition
Lingering Nous at Centre Pompidou during summer 2016, this book gathers a large body of works: over the past decade, the artist has been challenging Venetian blinds as industrially manufactured products through a variety of geometric abstractions and exploration of discursive moments in history and the present.
21 significant blinds installations reproduced
and introduced by artist texts and preceeded by essays by Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov, curator of the exhibition, and by Tom McDonough, critic and associate professor at Binghampton University, USA.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at Centre Pompidou, Paris, from July to September 2016.
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.