haegue yang - VIP’s Union Phase I & II
Haegue Yang adressed the social importance of VIP’s and the art institution’s attitudes towards it. developing VIP’s Union in 2001. For the realisation of VIP’s Union at the Kunsthaus Graz, she has asked ‘very important persons’ from the city and region to lend a chair or table of their choice.
Arranged by the artist, the presentation of VIP’s Union consists of two phases. Firstly – from June 22nd 2017 – the furniture will be on show throughout the building. The ‘VIP Room’ is transformed into a space which can be used not just by a few VIPs, but is open to all visitors. In the second phase, from February 14th to April 2nd 2018, an exhibition in Space02 and a catalogue edition will conclude the project. VIP’s Union in Graz is connected with earlier presentations from this series, realised in Berlin, Bristol, Antwerp, Bonn and Seoul.