Haegue Yang, ‘Vegetable Prints – Yellow Ginger Natural Décalcomanie #3’, 2012, STPI

Inspired by her encounter with spices and the straightforward systematic processes of print, Yang engaged with the materials and methods honestly, producing pieces that remain truthful to the medium. In the following series, cut and imprinted vegetables onto fresh paper pulp were arranged in a manner reminiscent of the analytical schemes typically found in biological studies. Here the basic print method is proposed as a counter-model to the ever-growing appetite for sophisticated and complex technology.

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