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FEATURES

53rd Venice Biennale Participating Artist

Haegue Yang

A Strange Kind of Optimism

By HG Masters

Left-wing politics clash with pure abstraction in the Korean artist’s dynamic, multi-sensory installations.

SERIES OF VULNERABLE ARRANGEMENTS – SHADOWLESS VOICE OVER THREE

2008, three-room installation of venetian blinds, hanging mirrors, fans, infrared-heating element,

microphone and speakers, installation views at Sala Rekalde, Bilbao. Photo by Begoña Zubero. 

Three rooms, three constellations of choreographed sensory chaos. A gyrating spotlight of sharp white light flashes on, its beam circles the gallery, reflecting off a large mirrored panel hanging from the ceiling. Rapid…

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