“Yang has always given weight to exhibitions. In particular, she regards those she generates for public institutions as a major driving force for the dissemination of her politics, aesthetic, and artwork.”
– Lynne Cooke, Haegue Yang: Performing Identity, Crafting an Aesthetic, in Haegue Yang: Emergence, ed. by Adelina Vlas and Haegue Yang, AGO, Toronto/DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2021, 131.
Join the conversation with artist Haegue Yang on the occasion of her recent solo exhibition Haegue Yang: Emergence at the Art Gallery of Ontario. This focused survey comprised of eighty-four artworks, including new commissions and large-scale installations, sculptures, two-dimensional works, and video essays created over the past twenty-five years.
Emergence refers to a phenomenon in which a system or entity develops new qualities that are distinct from its individual parts. As the first North American retrospective survey of Yang’s work to date, the exhibition draws attention to the unique features of her practice, while showcasing the contextual relationships between individual pieces and the circumstances of their creation.
During this talk, Yang will discuss her varied practice with a virtual exhibition tour. She will also introduce the brand-new catalogue Haegue Yang: Emergence, which contains essays that help contextualize Yang’s artistic career, and generate new understandings of her transformative contributions to the field of contemporary art.
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