Haegue Yang’s practice stems from her interests
in the subtle irregularities and minute possibilities that destabilize
conventional order. Through deliberate acts of erasing, misplacing, or
rearranging the ordinary, Yang’s work directs attention to the
underlying structures that regulate perception and experience. The
artist explains: “I am truly interested in how one can be a political
being…[and] attempt to be engaged without dogma.” Yang’s quietly
complex installations employ devices such as humidifiers, scent
emitters, lights and customized blinds that provoke the sensorial as an
integral part of looking and experiencing.
Yang’s extended residency at REDCAT will culminate in the
presentation of her first solo exhibition in the U.S. and the creation
of a newly commissioned work. The exhibition is accompanied by a color
catalogue co-published with Sala Rekalde in Bilbao, Spain, with
contributions by Marcus Steinweg, Eungie Joo, Doryun Chong, Leire
Vergara and Clara Kim.
Born 1971 in Seoul, Yang received degrees at the Seoul National
University and the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She
participated in the 2006 São Paulo Bienal; the 2004 Busan Biennale; the
2004 Gwangju Biennale; Hermes Korea Missulsang, ArtSonje
Center, Seoul; Manifesta 4, Frankfurt; and more recently, at BAK
Utrecht and the European Kunsthalle, Cologne. Yang lives and works in
Berlin and Seoul.