Haegue Yang is known for her open, fluid approach to art-making. Her prolific practice synthesises diverse media and subject matter with the ambitious desire to connect disparate locations, periods and styles. Constantly on the move, the Seoul and Berlin-based artist continually seeks out unexplored narratives, processes and materials, combining industrial objects and intensive, craft-based techniques to produce immersive and engaging artworks.
International ongoing exhibitions
Haegue Yang, Changing From From to From
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (Australia)
The exhibition title, drawn from a poem by Chinese-British conceptual artist Li Yuan-chia, evokes the notion of migration between locations. The exhibition features four works that express different strands of Yang’ multivalent practice, linked by her abiding interest in mobility and transformation. Each work explores physical, social and conceptual movement: from the activation of the sculptures, Sonic Intermediates – Three Differential Equations 2020 to the layered imagery of shifting water and weather patterns in the wallpaper, Non-Linear and Non-Periodic Dynamics 2020.
Yang describes her approach to art as a form of abstraction that is filled with personal and mystical connections. Her references are drawn from multiple histories and artistic figures and allude to a range of scientific, cultural and political sources. Yet her work remains open to interpretation, avoiding definition and embodying endless possibilities for generating evocative forms.
Curators: Russell Storer, Head Curator, International Art and Beatrice Thompson, Associate Curator, Asian and Pacific Art
Exhibition 27 May - 24 September 2023. National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Pl E, Parkes ACT 2600, Canberra (Australia). T. +61 2 6240 6411. Open from 10am to 5pm daily.