S.M.A.K. (Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent) presents the solo exhibition Several Reenactments by the internationally renowned artist Haegue Yang. Negotiating and traversing boundaries throughout her career—etween different geographies, historical eras, and artistic styles—ang creates materially rich works and compositionally specific installations and arrangements for each exhibition. Her refined yet singular vision of materiality, combined with an elegant sense of space and atmosphere, has contributed to the development of enveloping and resonant installations. Distinguished by its formal agility and capacity to convey a wide range of ideas, histories, perceptions, and emotions, Yang’ intriguing and evocative oeuvre encompasses large-
Several Reenactments is Yang’ first solo exhibition in a Belgian museum and pivots on notions of recurrence, reflecting the artist’ lasting preoccupation with doubling, mirroring, and reiterating. In this exhibition, Yang seeks out the obscure, mysterious, and yet inherently intense qualities of repetition in her work. A process of continuous circling creates a strong intercontextuality in her practice, to the extent that her works often appear as pairs or interconnected groups.
Yang has created a new seventeen-
The exhibition provides an account of Yang’ sculpture, which possesses a remarkably rich materiality, being primarily composed of industrially manufactured objects that are employed with craft-
Exhibition 22 April -
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Haegue Yang, Sonic Female Natives (detail), 2023. © and courtesy of the artist. Photo: Studio Haegue Yang.