Haegue Yang: Changing From From To From
27 May – 24 Sep 2023
‘Instead of simply occupying space and being a visual expression, an object has the potential to provoke various questions.’
Haegue Yang’s immersive multimedia environments combine diverse materials and cultural traditions with references ranging from science and art history to political events. Using a range of industrial objects and intensive, craft-based techniques, her works make connections between divergent worlds of contemporary mass production, ancient tradition, and natural phenomena.
This exhibition features recent works by the Seoul and Berlin-based artist that explore interconnectivity and movement. These include Sonic Intermediates – Three Differential Equations (2020), a trio of sculptures that are activated regularly, filling the space with a ritualistic rattling of bells. The sculptures each allude to a pioneering modern artist – Barbara Hepworth, Naum Gabo, and Li Yuan-chia – with a line from Li’s poetry providing the exhibition’s title. The energies generated by movement also play out across Yang’s dramatic wallpaper print Non-Linear and Non-Periodic Dynamics (2020), with images of crashing water suggesting the continually changing and increasingly unpredictable conditions of weather. Visual evocations of the ‘butterfly effect’ are a reminder that tiny actions in one place can have a profound impact in another.
Curator: Russell Storer, Head Curator, International Art and Beatrice Thompson, Associate Curator, Asian and Pacific Art
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Sat 27 May 2023, 11am
Fri 23 Jun 2023, 11am