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the malady of death – monodrama with irene azuela, 2016

performance in cenote tza-ujun-kat, homún, mexico; adapted from marguerite duras' novella la maladie de la mort, 1982.

photo: heinz peter knes, 2016.

the malady of death – monodrama with irene azuela, 2016

performance in cenote tza-ujun-kat, homún, mexico; adapted from marguerite duras' novella la maladie de la mort, 1982.

photo: heinz peter knes, 2016.

the malady of death – monodrama with irene azuela, 2016

performance in cenote tza-ujun-kat, homún, mexico; adapted from marguerite duras' novella la maladie de la mort, 1982.

photo: heinz peter knes, 2016.

the malady of death – monodrama with irene azuela, 2016

performance in cenote tza-ujun-kat, homún, mexico; adapted from marguerite duras' novella la maladie de la mort, 1982.

photo: heinz peter knes, 2016.

the malady of death – monodrama with irene azuela, 2016

performance in cenote tza-ujun-kat, homún, mexico; adapted from marguerite duras' novella la maladie de la mort, 1982.

photo: heinz peter knes, 2016.

an opaque wind, 2015

commissioned by sharjah art foundation. installation view of sharjah biennial 12: the past, the present, the possible, bait al aboudi, sharjah.

photo: deema shahin, 2015.

an opaque wind, 2015

commissioned by sharjah art foundation. installation view of sharjah biennial 12: the past, the present, the possible, bait al aboudi, sharjah.

photo: deema shahin, 2015.

an opaque wind, 2015

commissioned by sharjah art foundation. installation view of sharjah biennial 12: the past, the present, the possible, bait al aboudi, sharjah.

photo: deema shahin, 2015.

an opaque wind, 2015

commissioned by sharjah art foundation. installation view of sharjah biennial 12: the past, the present, the possible, bait al aboudi, sharjah.

photo: deema shahin, 2015.

kaleidoscopic tipping over in asymmetry – trustworthy #241, 2015

various envelope security patterns, graph paper, framed, 2 pieces

40.24 x 40.24 inches each

kaleidoscopic tipping over in asymmetry – trustworthy #241, 2015

various envelope security patterns, graph paper, framed, 2 pieces

40.24 x 40.24 inches each

sonic rotating geometry type d – copper and nickel plated #45, 2015

steel sheet, powder coating, ball bearings, metal grid, copper plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings

39.37 x 30.71 x 3.15 inches

sonic rotating geometry type d – copper and nickel plated #45, 2015

steel sheet, powder coating, ball bearings, metal grid, copper plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings

39.37 x 30.71 x 3.15 inches

sonic rotating geometry type d – copper and nickel plated #45, 2015

steel sheet, powder coating, ball bearings, metal grid, copper plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings

39.37 x 30.71 x 3.15 inches

dispersed three in live conjunction – middling mountainous curtain, 2016

aluminum venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating, steel wire

309.45 x 448.82 x 31.5 inches

dispersed three in live conjunction – middling mountainous curtain, 2016

aluminum venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating, steel wire

309.45 x 448.82 x 31.5 inches

dispersed three in live conjunction – middling mountainous curtain, 2016

aluminum venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating, steel wire

309.45 x 448.82 x 31.5 inches

dispersed three in live conjunction – middling mountainous curtain, 2016

aluminum venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating, steel wire

309.45 x 448.82 x 31.5 inches

ceremonial fanfare in dual tones, 2015

clothing rack, jute twine, knitting yarn, lampshade frames, brass plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings, light bulbs, cord, cable, cable ties, casters

81.89 x 39.76 x 44.09 inches

ceremonial fanfare in dual tones, 2015

clothing rack, jute twine, knitting yarn, lampshade frames, brass plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings, light bulbs, cord, cable, cable ties, casters

81.89 x 39.76 x 44.09 inches

sonic rotating geometry type f – copper and nickel plated #47, 2015

steel sheet, powder coating, ball bearings, metal grid, copper plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings

39.37 x 39.37 x 3.15 inches

sonic rotating geometry type f – copper and nickel plated #47, 2015

steel sheet, powder coating, ball bearings, metal grid, copper plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings

39.37 x 39.37 x 3.15 inches

sonic rotating geometry type f – copper and nickel plated #47, 2015

steel sheet, powder coating, ball bearings, metal grid, copper plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings

39.37 x 39.37 x 3.15 inches

lingering nous, 2016

aluminum venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating, steel wire, led tubes, cable

67.52 x 379.13 x 427.56 inches

installation view at centre pompidou, paris. photo: philippe migeat, 2016.

lingering nous, 2016

aluminum venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating, steel wire, led tubes, cable

67.52 x 379.13 x 427.56 inches

installation view at centre pompidou, paris. photo: philippe migeat, 2016.

lingering nous, 2016

aluminum venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating, steel wire, led tubes, cable

67.52 x 379.13 x 427.56 inches

installation view at centre pompidou, paris. photo: philippe migeat, 2016.

sonic sphere – two worlds in golden ocean, 2015

steel stand, metal grid, powder coating, casters, brass plated bells, nickel plated bells, copper plated bells, metal rings

33.86 x 31.89 x 32.68 inches

sonic sphere – diagonally-ornamented copper  and nickel, 2015

steel stand, metal grid, powder coating, casters, nickel plated bells, copper plated bells, metal rings

38.98 x 32.28 x 32.68 inches

sonic dance – arrayed on gradation, 2015

Steel stand, metal grid, powder coating, casters, nickel plated bells, copper plated bells, metal rings, jute twine

5.98 x 42.91 x 42.52 inches

sonic dance – arrayed on gradation, 2015

Steel stand, metal grid, powder coating, casters, nickel plated bells, copper plated bells, metal rings, jute twine

5.98 x 42.91 x 42.52 inches

kaleidoscopic tipping over – trustworthy #243, 2015

various envelope security patterns, graph paper, framed, 2 pieces

28.43 x 28.43 inches each

kaleidoscopic tipping over – trustworthy #243, 2015

various envelope security patterns, graph paper, framed, 2 pieces

28.43 x 28.43 inches each

the intermediate – rolling bushy nosy, 2016

artificial straw, steel stand, powder coating, artificial plants, artificial vegetables, casters

2.44 x 41.34 x 48.43 inches

the intermediate – rolling bushy nosy, 2016

artificial straw, steel stand, powder coating, artificial plants, artificial vegetables, casters

2.44 x 41.34 x 48.43 inches

quasi-pagan serial, 2016

installation view at hamburger kunsthalle, hamburg.

photo: kay riechers, 2016.

quasi-pagan serial, 2016

installation view at hamburger kunsthalle, hamburg.

photo: kay riechers, 2016.

quasi-pagan serial, 2016

installation view at hamburger kunsthalle, hamburg.

photo: kay riechers, 2016.

quasi-pagan serial, 2016

installation view at hamburger kunsthalle, hamburg.

photo: kay riechers, 2016.

the intermediate  – fan dance around a pagoda, 2016

artificial straw, steel stand, powder coating, casters, plastic twine, artificial plants

63.78 x 46.06 x 46.06 inches

installation view at hamburger kunsthalle, hamburg. photo: kay riechers, 2016.

an opaque wind park in six folds, 2016

sonae | serralves commission. installation view at serralves museum of contemporary art, porto.

photo: filipe braga, 2016.

an opaque wind park in six folds, 2016

sonae | serralves commission. installation view at serralves museum of contemporary art, porto.

photo: filipe braga, 2016.

an opaque wind park in six folds, 2016

sonae | serralves commission. installation view at serralves museum of contemporary art, porto.

photo: filipe braga, 2016.

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the malady of death – monodrama with irene azuela, 2016

performance in cenote tza-ujun-kat, homún, mexico; adapted from marguerite duras' novella la maladie de la mort, 1982.

photo: heinz peter knes, 2016.

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the malady of death – monodrama with irene azuela, 2016

performance in cenote tza-ujun-kat, homún, mexico; adapted from marguerite duras' novella la maladie de la mort, 1982.

photo: heinz peter knes, 2016.

image

the malady of death – monodrama with irene azuela, 2016

performance in cenote tza-ujun-kat, homún, mexico; adapted from marguerite duras' novella la maladie de la mort, 1982.

photo: heinz peter knes, 2016.

image

the malady of death – monodrama with irene azuela, 2016

performance in cenote tza-ujun-kat, homún, mexico; adapted from marguerite duras' novella la maladie de la mort, 1982.

photo: heinz peter knes, 2016.

image

the malady of death – monodrama with irene azuela, 2016

performance in cenote tza-ujun-kat, homún, mexico; adapted from marguerite duras' novella la maladie de la mort, 1982.

photo: heinz peter knes, 2016.

image

an opaque wind, 2015

commissioned by sharjah art foundation. installation view of sharjah biennial 12: the past, the present, the possible, bait al aboudi, sharjah.

photo: deema shahin, 2015.

image

an opaque wind, 2015

commissioned by sharjah art foundation. installation view of sharjah biennial 12: the past, the present, the possible, bait al aboudi, sharjah.

photo: deema shahin, 2015.

image

an opaque wind, 2015

commissioned by sharjah art foundation. installation view of sharjah biennial 12: the past, the present, the possible, bait al aboudi, sharjah.

photo: deema shahin, 2015.

image

an opaque wind, 2015

commissioned by sharjah art foundation. installation view of sharjah biennial 12: the past, the present, the possible, bait al aboudi, sharjah.

photo: deema shahin, 2015.

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kaleidoscopic tipping over in asymmetry – trustworthy #241, 2015

various envelope security patterns, graph paper, framed, 2 pieces

40.24 x 40.24 inches each

image

kaleidoscopic tipping over in asymmetry – trustworthy #241, 2015

various envelope security patterns, graph paper, framed, 2 pieces

40.24 x 40.24 inches each

image

sonic rotating geometry type d – copper and nickel plated #45, 2015

steel sheet, powder coating, ball bearings, metal grid, copper plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings

39.37 x 30.71 x 3.15 inches

image

sonic rotating geometry type d – copper and nickel plated #45, 2015

steel sheet, powder coating, ball bearings, metal grid, copper plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings

39.37 x 30.71 x 3.15 inches

image

sonic rotating geometry type d – copper and nickel plated #45, 2015

steel sheet, powder coating, ball bearings, metal grid, copper plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings

39.37 x 30.71 x 3.15 inches

image

dispersed three in live conjunction – middling mountainous curtain, 2016

aluminum venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating, steel wire

309.45 x 448.82 x 31.5 inches

image

dispersed three in live conjunction – middling mountainous curtain, 2016

aluminum venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating, steel wire

309.45 x 448.82 x 31.5 inches

image

dispersed three in live conjunction – middling mountainous curtain, 2016

aluminum venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating, steel wire

309.45 x 448.82 x 31.5 inches

image

dispersed three in live conjunction – middling mountainous curtain, 2016

aluminum venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating, steel wire

309.45 x 448.82 x 31.5 inches

image

ceremonial fanfare in dual tones, 2015

clothing rack, jute twine, knitting yarn, lampshade frames, brass plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings, light bulbs, cord, cable, cable ties, casters

81.89 x 39.76 x 44.09 inches

image

ceremonial fanfare in dual tones, 2015

clothing rack, jute twine, knitting yarn, lampshade frames, brass plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings, light bulbs, cord, cable, cable ties, casters

81.89 x 39.76 x 44.09 inches

image

sonic rotating geometry type f – copper and nickel plated #47, 2015

steel sheet, powder coating, ball bearings, metal grid, copper plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings

39.37 x 39.37 x 3.15 inches

image

sonic rotating geometry type f – copper and nickel plated #47, 2015

steel sheet, powder coating, ball bearings, metal grid, copper plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings

39.37 x 39.37 x 3.15 inches

image

sonic rotating geometry type f – copper and nickel plated #47, 2015

steel sheet, powder coating, ball bearings, metal grid, copper plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings

39.37 x 39.37 x 3.15 inches

image

lingering nous, 2016

aluminum venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating, steel wire, led tubes, cable

67.52 x 379.13 x 427.56 inches

installation view at centre pompidou, paris. photo: philippe migeat, 2016.

image

lingering nous, 2016

aluminum venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating, steel wire, led tubes, cable

67.52 x 379.13 x 427.56 inches

installation view at centre pompidou, paris. photo: philippe migeat, 2016.

image

lingering nous, 2016

aluminum venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating, steel wire, led tubes, cable

67.52 x 379.13 x 427.56 inches

installation view at centre pompidou, paris. photo: philippe migeat, 2016.

image

sonic sphere – two worlds in golden ocean, 2015

steel stand, metal grid, powder coating, casters, brass plated bells, nickel plated bells, copper plated bells, metal rings

33.86 x 31.89 x 32.68 inches

image

sonic sphere – diagonally-ornamented copper  and nickel, 2015

steel stand, metal grid, powder coating, casters, nickel plated bells, copper plated bells, metal rings

38.98 x 32.28 x 32.68 inches

image

sonic dance – arrayed on gradation, 2015

Steel stand, metal grid, powder coating, casters, nickel plated bells, copper plated bells, metal rings, jute twine

5.98 x 42.91 x 42.52 inches

image

sonic dance – arrayed on gradation, 2015

Steel stand, metal grid, powder coating, casters, nickel plated bells, copper plated bells, metal rings, jute twine

5.98 x 42.91 x 42.52 inches

image

kaleidoscopic tipping over – trustworthy #243, 2015

various envelope security patterns, graph paper, framed, 2 pieces

28.43 x 28.43 inches each

image

kaleidoscopic tipping over – trustworthy #243, 2015

various envelope security patterns, graph paper, framed, 2 pieces

28.43 x 28.43 inches each

image

the intermediate – rolling bushy nosy, 2016

artificial straw, steel stand, powder coating, artificial plants, artificial vegetables, casters

2.44 x 41.34 x 48.43 inches

image

the intermediate – rolling bushy nosy, 2016

artificial straw, steel stand, powder coating, artificial plants, artificial vegetables, casters

2.44 x 41.34 x 48.43 inches

image

quasi-pagan serial, 2016

installation view at hamburger kunsthalle, hamburg.

photo: kay riechers, 2016.

image

quasi-pagan serial, 2016

installation view at hamburger kunsthalle, hamburg.

photo: kay riechers, 2016.

image

quasi-pagan serial, 2016

installation view at hamburger kunsthalle, hamburg.

photo: kay riechers, 2016.

image

quasi-pagan serial, 2016

installation view at hamburger kunsthalle, hamburg.

photo: kay riechers, 2016.

image

the intermediate  – fan dance around a pagoda, 2016

artificial straw, steel stand, powder coating, casters, plastic twine, artificial plants

63.78 x 46.06 x 46.06 inches

installation view at hamburger kunsthalle, hamburg. photo: kay riechers, 2016.

image

an opaque wind park in six folds, 2016

sonae | serralves commission. installation view at serralves museum of contemporary art, porto.

photo: filipe braga, 2016.

image

an opaque wind park in six folds, 2016

sonae | serralves commission. installation view at serralves museum of contemporary art, porto.

photo: filipe braga, 2016.

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an opaque wind park in six folds, 2016

sonae | serralves commission. installation view at serralves museum of contemporary art, porto.

photo: filipe braga, 2016.

haegue yang

* 1971, Seoul

 

In her work, Haegue Yang seeks to communicate without language, in a primordial and visual way. She often complements her vocabulary of visual abstraction with sensory experiences that include scent, sound, light and tactility. Combining industrial fabrication and folk craftsmanship, Yang explores the affective power of materials in destabilizing the distinction between the modern and pre-modern. Her practice extends across various media, from paper collage to staged theatre pieces and performative sculptures. The artist’s unique visual language is comprised of Venetian blinds, clothing racks, synthetic straw, bells and graph paper —torn, lacquered, woven, lit, and hung. Her artistic explorations stem from material-based concerns, accompanied by philosophical, political and emotionally charged readings of historical events and figures. Her ongoing research is empowered by underlying references to art history, literature and political history, through which she re-interprets some of her recurrent themes: migration, postcolonial diasporas, enforced exile and social mobility. As a result, these pieces link various geopolitical contexts and histories in an attempt to understand and comment on our own time. This translation – from the political and historical into the formal and abstract – demonstrates an unshakable faith that historical narratives can be made comprehensible without being linguistically explanatory in an objective or didactic way.

 

A selection of her most notable exhibitions includes: Lingering Nous, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2016); An Opaque Wind Park in Six Folds, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal (2016); The Malady of Death: Écrire and Lire (commissioned by M+ for Mobile M+: Live Art), Hong Kong, China (2015); Shooting the Elephant Thinking the Elephant, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2015); Uneven Arrivals, Ullens Center for Contemporary Arts UCCA, Beijing, China (2015); Family of Equivocations, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, France (2013); Honesty Printed on Modesty, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore (2013); Accomodating the Epic Dispersion, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2012); Arrivals, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (2011); Voice and Wind, New Museum, New York, United States (2010); Symmetric Inequality, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain (2008); Asymmetric Equality, REDCAT, Los Angeles, United States (2008);  Sadong 30, Incheon, South Korea (2006); Unfolding, Dépendance, Brussels, Belgium (2004).

 

Furthermore, her work has been included in the following biennials: 13th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (2015); Sharjah Biennial 12, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2015); The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8), Brisbane, Australia (2015); West China Art Biennale, Yinchuan, China (2012); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany (2012); 8th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2010); 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2009); 3rd Guangzhou Triennial; Guangzhou, China (2008); PRAGUEBIENNALE3, Prague, Czech Republic (2007); 5th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2004); 3rd Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea; Manifesta 4, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Frankfurt, Germany (2004); 4th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2002); Tirana Biennale 1, Tirana, Albania (2001).

 

Haegue Yang currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.