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Artist talk: Haegue Yang at SOAS, University of London as part of the SOAS/...

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Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square

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Artist talk: Haegue Yang will deliver a lecture at SOAS, University of London as part of the SOAS Sotheby's Institute of Art Series.

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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).

Event organised by SOAS Centre of African Studies, the Centre for Korean studies and Sotheby's Institute of Art.

Followed by drink reception.


Photo credit: Studio Haegue Yang

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