Close Request Information

Event Information

WHEN: Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
WHERE: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London, UK WC1H 0XG

Haegue Yang will deliver a lecture at SOAS, University of London as part of the SOAS Sotheby's Institute of Art Series.

Yang (b. 1971, South Korea) lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Seoul, South Korea. Yang’s practice spans a wide range of media, from paper collage to performative sculpture and large-scale multi-sensorial installation, often featuring everyday objects, in addition to labour-intensive woven sculptures. Articulated in her abstract visual vocabulary, her anthropomorphic sculptures often play with the notion of "the folk" being a cultural idea, while also attempting to transcend it as being a mere tradition of specific cultures. Her multi-sensory environments suggest uncontrollable and fleeting connotations of time, place, figures, and experiences that connect us in this non-sharable field of perception.

Selected recent solo exhibitions were at La Triennale di Milano (2018); Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2018); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2018); Kunsthaus Graz (2017) Hamburger Kunsthalle (2016); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2015); Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2015); and Modern Art Oxford (2011).

This event has been organized by SOAS Centre of African Studies, the Centre for Korean studies, and Sotheby's Institute of Art.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.