From mundane objects and materials such as venetian blinds, theatrical and decorative lights, infrared heaters, scent emitters, and fans, Haegue Yang creates complex and nuanced installations that are informed by poetry, politics, and human emotions. This solo exhibition, Yang’s first in a U.S. museum, features a major installation, Yearning Melancholy Red, which the Walker co-commissioned with REDCAT, Los Angeles, as well as photos, videos, and sculptures.
Born in 1971, Yang lives and works in Berlin and Seoul. She represented the Republic of Korea in the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, and recent solo exhibitions have taken place at Sala Rekalde, Bilbao; REDCAT, Los Angeles; and Portikus, Frankfurt. She also participated in the 2006 Sao Paulo Biennial; the 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2008); and the 2008 Turin Triennale. The Walker’s 2007 exhibition Brave New Worlds was Yang’s first U.S. exhibition.
Curator: Doryun Chong