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A Multisensory Exquisite Corpse: Haegue Yang at Seoul’s Kukje Gallery Related Press A Multisensory Exquisite Corpse: Haegue Yang at Seoul’s Kukje Gallery 9 October 2019, Frieze

Eerily crackling through an old speaker, backing singers 'ba-pa-ba' to xylophones. A woman touts the coming of the millennium, her voice spinning giddily over thrumming guitars and squelching synths. Playing outside the entrance to Haegue Yang's solo show in Kukje Gallery's K3 exhibition space, Hae-kyung Min's 1982 track 'AD 2000' sounds like a...

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Haegue Yang embarks on a surreal multi-sensory space odyssey in Seoul Related Press Haegue Yang embarks on a surreal multi-sensory space odyssey in Seoul 12 September 2019, Wallpaper*

They say art is abstract. But wait until they see the works of Haegue Yang. Even this broad term doesn't fully encapsulate the creations of the Korean artist, who is taking abstractionism to a whole new level.

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Yang Hae-gue brings world of transformations, juxtapositions to Seoul Related Press Yang Hae-gue brings world of transformations, juxtapositions to Seoul 2 September 2019, The Korea Herald

Yang Hae-gue has turned a gallery space into a place full of ill-matched images. Colors on the walls both dazzle and confuse visitors. Sitting in the middle are sonic and mobile sculptures. Scented gym balls roll between movable versions of her signature venetian-blind sculptures. And shallow layers of artificial fog from the corners fill the...

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Haegue Yang: Tracing Movement Related Press Haegue Yang: Tracing Movement 20 May 2019, The Brooklyn Rail

One difference between a diagram and a tracing is their relationship to abstraction. To diagram is to anticipate the production of something new, and a diagram's information can be read selectively. To trace is to attempt to capture the totality of a formation as something absent. Haegue Yang's exhibition Tracing Movement is marked by a tension...

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Tate Will Give Five Women Major Solo Exhibitions in the Next Two Years Related Press Tate Will Give Five Women Major Solo Exhibitions in the Next Two Years 4 March 2019, Hyperallergic

Tate has revealed that five large-scale solo exhibitions for women artists are currently in development, all of which will open during the 2020–2021 season. The announcement comes perfectly-timed for the beginning of Women's History Month and the launched of the #5WomenArtists campaign by Washington DC's National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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Haegue Yang Waxes Poetic About Her Exhibition with Fondazione Furla Related Press Haegue Yang Waxes Poetic About Her Exhibition with Fondazione Furla 10 September 2018, Forbes

Last Friday, Fondazione Furla unveiled Tightrope Walking and Its Wordless Shadow, a new exhibition by Korean artist Haegue Yang at the La Triennale di Milano, one of the biggest design museums in Milan. Created in 2008 by Furla, the Milan-based accessories manufacturer, Fondazione Furla is meant to showcase the company's relation with the art...

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Haegue Yang’s “Quasi-ESP” Related Press Haegue Yang’s “Quasi-ESP” 1 December 2017, art agenda

Not having a story to tell from the beginning or possibly starting from the middle is how Taoism describes time: continuity without a starting point. Stories abbreviate and expand in "intensiveness," a term Haegue Yang uses, in dialogue with Jimmie Durham, to describe a mode that, similarly to belief, can exist beyond linear narrative...

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Haegue Yang wins 2018 Wolfgang Hahn Prize Related Press Haegue Yang wins 2018 Wolfgang Hahn Prize 5 September 2017, ArtAsiaPacific

Seoul-born, Berlin-based artist Haegue Yang has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Wolfgang Hahn Prize by the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst (Society for Modern Art) at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany. She is the second Asian artist to be bestowed the prize, following Huang Yong Ping in 2016. Since 1994, the award has been presented to...

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The 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) announces first 21 artists for its 45th anniversary exhibition Related Press The 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) announces first 21 artists for its 45th anniversary exhibition

The world-renowned Biennale of Sydney is back next year to celebrate its 45th anniversary exhibition. Set to maintain its status as the largest and best-attended contemporary arts event in Australia, the 21st Biennale of Sydney is anticipated to once again bring an impressive and diverse range of contemporary artists and artworks to the...

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Critic's Guide: Hamburg Related Press Critic's Guide: Hamburg 17 November 2016, Frieze Magazine

This solo presentation by Haegue Yang is the start of a new exhibition format, Uncharted Territory, that will see the Kunsthalle invite an international artist, dealing with issues of migration, identity, place and belonging, to conceive a show for the institution’s new project space each year. This small but compact exhibition features 17...

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Introducing the Apollo 40 under 40 Asia Pacific Related Press Introducing the Apollo 40 under 40 Asia Pacific 1 September 2016, Apollo

Who are the people under 40 making waves in the art world? That was the question we asked ourselves in 2014, when we launched the first Apollo 40 Under 40. That year’s list, which focused on Europe, and the subsequent 40 Under 40 USA, weren’t meant as power lists but as surveys of talent: of young people who have firmly established...

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Why do we demonise work? Korean artist Haegue Yang defies convention Related Press Why do we demonise work? Korean artist Haegue Yang defies convention 23 August 2016, South China Morning Post

Haegue Yang has a rather unconventional idea of how to spend her private time. She wants to lock herself and a couple of friends in a room and fast for a day or two, surviving only on water. 'We would be just lying around and slowly feeling weaker,' says the award-winning Korean artist. 'We would be sharing an experience, focusing...

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Haegue Yang opens new installation at Centre Pompidou Related Press Haegue Yang opens new installation at Centre Pompidou 11 July 2016, Blouin Artinfo

2016 has been a productive year for Haegue Yang. Following her solo exhibition Quasi-Pagan Minimal  that opened at the Hamburger Kunsthalle in April, a much-feted showcase at Art Basel Unlimited in June, and another exhibition at the Serralves Museum in Porto, Yang has just unveiled an ambitious site-specific installation in the Forum of the...

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Sonic spheres and 'phallic variations' at Art Basel Related Press Sonic spheres and 'phallic variations' at Art Basel 9 June 2016, Apollo Magazine

In a contemporary art world that often feels like one giant exitless fair, Art Basel (16–19 June) retains a special place. Distinguished by its longevity and serious-minded clientele, the fair is favoured by many galleries and continues to attract contemporary art’s aristocracy. This year sees the 47th edition, with 286 galleries from...

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Unlimited section at Art Basel in Basel to include El Anatsui, Stan Douglas et al. Related Press Unlimited section at Art Basel in Basel to include El Anatsui, Stan Douglas et al. 29 April 2016, ARTNews

Unlimited, the Art Basel platform allotted for large-scale and unconventional artworks, will be showing a record 88 projects from participating galleries this year. Gianni Jetzer, curator-at-large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, is heading the section for the fifth year in a row.

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“Mobile M+: Live Art” showcases a series of cross-disciplinary public performance art events and exhibitions in Hong Kong Related Press “Mobile M+: Live Art” showcases a series of cross-disciplinary public performance art events and exhibitions in Hong Kong 4 December 2015, Cafa Art Info

M+, Hong Kong’s future museum for 20th and 21st century visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District, presents Mobile M+: Live Ar t, a series of cross-disciplinary public performance art events and exhibitions taking place at 8 different locations around the city which aim at exploring aspects of ‘liveness’ in...

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How Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s latest acquisitions help define its vision Related Press How Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s latest acquisitions help define its vision 28 November 2015, The National

The latest acquisitions by Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, revealed during Abu Dhabi Art on Thursday, help to form a clearer picture of the museum’s vision. It will be a site of “multiple narratives”, says Valerie Hillings, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s curator and manager of cultural affairs. An exciting part of the museum’s...

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Haegue Yang Come Shower or Shine, It Is Equally Blissful Related Press Haegue Yang Come Shower or Shine, It Is Equally Blissful 30 October 2015, e-flux

From October 30, 2015 to January 3, 2016, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) is pleased to host the first solo exhibition in China of Haegue Yang. Haegue Yang: Come Shower or Shine, It Is Equally Blissful includes the artist’s major works from 1994 to the present with newly commissioned sculptural installations. Through the...

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UCCA announces Korean artist Haegue Yang’s first solo exhibition in China Related Press UCCA announces Korean artist Haegue Yang’s first solo exhibition in China 17 October 2015, CAFA Art Info

Haegue Yang is known for sculptures that orchestrate a wide range of banal objects into complex, anthropomorphic compositions, suspending the functionality of everyday tools and accentuating their objecthood and spirituality. In perhaps her most famous body of work, Venetian blinds are arranged with a Sol Lewitt-like precision in which the...

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Review: 'La vie moderne' 13th Biennale de Lyon Related Press Review: 'La vie moderne' 13th Biennale de Lyon 14 September 2015, Art Agenda

This relatively modest biennial possesses the unique character of being something of an assignment. Invited by Lyon Biennale director Thierry Raspail, curator Ralph Rugoff was given a word—modern—upon which to base his biennial, and Rugoff responded with the title and concept “La vie moderne.” Less a concept than a...

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Haegue Yang Summer Exhibitions Related Press Haegue Yang Summer Exhibitions 30 June 2015, Kukje Gallery

Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection | 2015.03.08 – 2016.04.10 | Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA Contemporary Galleries, second floor Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection is a sweeping reinstallation of MoMA’s Contemporary Galleries. This cross-medium selection...

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Largest number of Australian artists selected for APT8 Related Press Largest number of Australian artists selected for APT8 9 June 2015, Visual Arts Hub

The Asia Pacific Triennial has become a defining exhibition within the international biennale arena. It will, again, be presented by the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) this November, with 83 artists selected from 32 countries for this its eighth edition. While biennales love to roll out “numbers and...

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Haegue Yang: Shooting the Elephant 象 Thinking the Elephant at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art Related Press Haegue Yang: Shooting the Elephant 象 Thinking the Elephant at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is pleased to present solo exhibition of Haegue Yang: Shooting the Elephant 象 Thinking the Elephant from Feb 12 to May 10. Haegue Yang began to draw the attention of the art world in the mid-2000s with her works addressing questions of the individual and community. After graduating with a degree in Sculpture from...

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Haegue Yang Unveils New Work in Seoul Related Press Haegue Yang Unveils New Work in Seoul 20 February 2015, Korea JoongAng Daily

Haegue Yang, 43, is known as one of the most successful Korean artists internationally, but her highly conceptual pieces are some of the most difficult to understand. The artist’s first solo show here in five years will start at the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in central Seoul Thursday. The exhibition is a sort of retrospective, as 35...

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Made In Singapore Art On Walls Of Moma Related Press Made In Singapore Art On Walls Of Moma 19 November 2014, Huang Lijie for Asia One Singapore / 16 November 2014

Home-grown arts space STPI, which promotes contemporary art in paper and print, had an "Oscar moment" on Wednesday. A work by well-known Korean artist Haegue Yang, produced during her residency here at the STPI workshop in 2012 and last year, went up in the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.

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Emerging Artists Related Press Emerging Artists 1 January 2009, Frieze.com

Pauline J. Yao Hangzhou-based Zhang Liaoyuan filled an entire gallery space—wall to wall, floor to ceiling, from the inside out—with empty cardboard boxes for his solo show An Exhibition at BizArt, Shanghai. Visitors to the show were met by an open door and an impenetrable wall of cardboard packaging. Liang Yuanwei's BLDG 115, RM...

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