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Haegue Yang at SOAS as part of the SOAS / Sotheby’s Series

Notice of the first SOAS talk of the Autumn season:

Artist talk: Haegue Yang at SOAS as part of the SOAS / Sotheby’s Series

4 October 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS
Register via Eventbrite
Organised by SOAS Centre of Korean Studies and Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Haegue Yang’s Sol LeWitt Upside Down
Haegue Yang’s Sol LeWitt Upside Down – Open Modular Cubes (Small), Expanded 958 Times (2015) – installed in the QAG Watermall at APT8, 2015 (photo: LKL)

Haegue Yang (b. 1971, South Korea) lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Seoul, South Korea. Yang’s practice spans a wide range of media, from paper collage to performative sculpture and large-scale multi-sensorial installation, often featuring everyday objects, in addition to labour-intensive woven sculptures. Articulated in her abstract visual vocabulary, her anthropomorphic sculptures often play with the notion of ‘the folk’ being a cultural idea, while also attempting to transcend it as being a mere tradition of specific cultures. Her multisensory environments suggest uncontrollable and fleeting connotations of time, place, figures, and experiences that connect us in this non-sharable field of perception.

Selected recent solo exhibitions were at La Triennale di Milano (2018); Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2018); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2018); Kunsthaus Graz (2017) Hamburger Kunsthalle (2016); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2015); Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2015); and Modern Art Oxford (2011).

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