La Triennale di Milano and Fondazione Furla are pleased to announce Haegue Yang: Tightrope Walking and Its Wordless Shadow, an exhibition curated by Bruna Roccasalva and organized by Fondazione Furla and La Triennale di Milano, with landmark works and new commissions for Yang's first solo show in Italy.
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Tightrope Walking and Its Wordless Shadow, which marks Yang’s first solo show in Italy, will explore the vast array of media employed by this artist, ranging from paper collage, video essays, and performative sculptures to large-
Tightrope Walking and Its Wordless Shadow unfolds through three rooms where landmark works are combined with ambitious new commissions to highlight recurring themes in the artist’s career: abstraction and geometry, movement and performativity, and the relationship between folding and unfolding. Yang explores all of these as interwoven entities in a selection of pieces, that represent key stages in her oeuvre since 2000, including most recent. It points to her deep engagement with the unspoken: the urge to create a language as subtle and delicate as a tightrope walk, where movement becomes powerfully dynamic and charged with both emotional and perceptual tension.
The introductory room presents two installations: the thread installation 134.9 m³ (2000-
In Yang’s ongoing process of experimentation, chance encounters with an object or material are prone to generate unexpected forms, emotions, and narratives, mapping out an ambivalent space that is both accessible and inaccessible, in which the rejection of entrenched ideas always opens up new perspectives.
Haegue Yang (b. 1971 in Seoul, South Korea; based in Berlin and Seoul) is one of most renowned artist of her generation, educated both in Korea (BFA, Seoul National University, 1994), her country of origin, as well as in Germany (Meisterschüler, Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, 1999). Yang teaches at her alma mater in Germany and actively exhibits internationally. Her solo exhibitions were held at major international museums such as the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2009); New Museum, New York (2010); Kun sthaus Bre genz (2011); Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2011); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2012); Bergen Kunsthall (2013); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2015); Serralves Museum, Porto (2016); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); and Kunsthaus Graz (2017-
Haegue Hang, vue de l’exposition à la Fondazione Furla
Exhibition September 7 November 4, 2018. Fondazione Furla, Via Bellaria, 3/5 -