Haegue Yang: Accommodating the Epic Disperson

Publication 09.11.12

Edited by Julienne Lorz 

With a foreword by Okwui Enwezor and an interview by T. J. Demos.

Under the auspices of the exhibition series "Der Öffentlichkeit – Von den Freunden Haus der Kunst", South Korean artist Haegue Yang created an expansive installation of three independent yet simultaneously connected parts: A complex scenery of hanging blinds that blurs the boundaries between inside and outside and no longer allows a differentiation between open and closed. The installation was especially conceived for the Haus der Kunst's Middle Hall.

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
96 pages with 31 illustrations (some in color and/or full-page)  
In German and English

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Der Öffentlichkeit: Article on art in public spaces

The article published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung looks at the discussion surrounding art in public spaces and focuses specifically on the work Haegue Yang (2012/13) created for the central Middle Hall in Haus der Kunst. MORE


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