SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

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

Haegue Yang

Date: 4 October 2018Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 4 October 2018Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Talk

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).

Chair: Dr Charlotte Horlyck (SOAS)

Followed by a drink reception.

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Organiser: SOAS Centre of African Studies and Sotheby's Institute of Art