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haegue yang - eta 1994–2018

museum ludwig - cologne
april 18 – august 12, 2018
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haegue yang, installation view of mountains of encounter, kunstverein hamburg, 2008. joint acquisition by the gesellschaft für moderne kunst and the museum ludwig on the occasion of the 2018 wolfgang hahn prize. courtesy of the artist. photo: fred dott

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haegue yang, installation view of haegue yang: eta 1994–2018, wolfgang hahn prize 2018, museum ludwig, cologne, 2018. courtesy of the artist. foto: museum ludwig, sasa fuis, cologne.

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haegue yang, installation view of haegue yang: eta 1994–2018, wolfgang hahn prize 2018, museum ludwig, cologne, 2018. courtesy of the artist. foto: museum ludwig, sasa fuis, cologne.

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haegue yang, installation view of haegue yang: eta 1994–2018, wolfgang hahn prize 2018, museum ludwig, cologne, 2018. courtesy of the artist. foto: museum ludwig, sasa fuis, cologne.

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haegue yang, installation view of mountains of encounter, kunstverein hamburg, 2008. joint acquisition by the gesellschaft für moderne kunst and the museum ludwig on the occasion of the 2018 wolfgang hahn prize. courtesy of the artist. photo: fred dott

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haegue yang, installation view of haegue yang: eta 1994–2018, wolfgang hahn prize 2018, museum ludwig, cologne, 2018. courtesy of the artist. foto: museum ludwig, sasa fuis, cologne.

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haegue yang, installation view of haegue yang: eta 1994–2018, wolfgang hahn prize 2018, museum ludwig, cologne, 2018. courtesy of the artist. foto: museum ludwig, sasa fuis, cologne.

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haegue yang, installation view of haegue yang: eta 1994–2018, wolfgang hahn prize 2018, museum ludwig, cologne, 2018. courtesy of the artist. foto: museum ludwig, sasa fuis, cologne.

In 2018, the Gesellschaft fur Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig will recognize Haegue Yangfor her extraordinary body of work with the Wolfgang Hahn Prize. The Museum Ludwig will showcase the remarkable versatility of her entire oeuvre in the artist’s first-ever survey exhibition with over 120 works ranging from action-based objects from the 1990s to lacquer paintings, photographs, works on paper, video essays, anthropomorphic sculptures, performative pieces, and large-scale installations.

 

The abbreviation ETA stands for “estimated time of arrival,” among other things. Thus, the exhibition title points to an artistic career in transit and the constant itineracy of an artist who maintains studios in Seoul and Berlin and has exhibited internationally since 1994.

 

The exhibition will begin with Yang’s first venetian blind installation from her 2006 Series of Vulnerable Arrangements - the 2006 Version Utrecht, an immersive and sensorial experience unfolding from a composition of various materials and the simultaneous use of wind, scents, light, and heat. Within this arrangement, video essays document the artist’s travels through cities around the world and convey feelings of home, isolation, and dislocation associated with her itineracy in quite personal commentaries.


 

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