O2 & H2O marks a significant and substantial solo exhibition of the prolific and celebrated artist Haegue Yang at the MMCA. As an outcome of collaboration over three years, the exhibition will provide an opportunity to explore the oeuvre of Yang in depth.
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Exhibition September 29, 2020 -
Haegue Yang (b. 1971, Seoul and Berlin) is critically acclaimed for her expansive oeuvre and has been active internationally since the mid-
Bearing “the abstraction of reality,” O2 & H2O is an attempt at another artistic leap. For this exhibition, air and water, elements essential to life, are perceived through the lens of O2 and H2O, chemical symbols of human invention. The title O2 & H2O reflects the artist’s persistent interest in tracing sensorial experiences with the abstract language of art. It also resonates with Air and Water, a work produced by the artist in 2002 for an exhibition of the same title. O2 & H2O poses questions to contemplate in totality the world of scientific facts, the perceptual world including experiences and senses that venture beyond such facts, and the phenomenal world that is gradually pushed to the brink with the climate crisis and disasters.
O2 & H2O is an exhibition as hybrid as our reality. Yang takes the knowledge, conventions, and phenomena formed in various socio-
The environment constructed for the exhibition awakens our senses and induces our motion in the space. Common interior components, e.g., corridors, walls, doorknobs, and venetian blinds are arranged or stacked in particular ways to draw a constellation. The ten-
Director: Youn Bummo
Curator: Jihoi Lee
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Haegue Yang, Sonic Domesticus, 2020. Powder-