Haegue Yang, ‘Cup Cosies, For Parkett 89’, 2011, Parkett

Travelling museum exhibition (Kanazawa, Singapore, Seoul, Beijing, Taipei et al.)

Parkett 89 features 3 in-depth texts on Haegue Yang.
See also Parkett's catalogue raisonné for full documentation of the work.

About Haegue Yang

Known for using utilitarian household items, from space heaters to extension cords, and placing them out of context, Haegue Yang’s works reflect the transitory nature of the artist’s own experience of living and working in multiple locations. Her works in video explore displacement and alienation in both geographical and personal terms through a combination of fiction and documentary. Yang’s visual, sound, and olfactory installations reveal the intersections of public and private. To this end, she often includes complex formations of ordinary Venetian blinds, which provide porous boundaries for viewers to navigate around. The installation Non-Indépliables (2006 –2011) features drying racks clothed in layers of colorful yarn or adorned with hanging lightbulbs, wires, and assorted pieces of fabric.

Korean, b. 1971, Seoul, South Korea, based in Berlin, Germany & Seoul, South Korea