South Korean artist Haegue Yang transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Functional household objects such as fans, lights, and most famously venetian blinds, are displaced and abstracted through all—encompassing installations and sculptures.
Haegue Yang creates complex visual and sensory environments that draw the viewer in completely. By giving new meaning and form to pre-existing utilitarian objects, the artist leads us to… Read more
About the artwork
Recently announced as the winner of the Wolfgang Hahn Prize, the career of Korean artist Haegue Yang is on an a clear upward trajectory. Taking everyday objects like cups, venetian blinds and tea cosies, Yang rearranges them into abstract compositions, so that they become surprising meditations on emotional connection and dislocation.