Haegue Yang

Haegue Yang

Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Japan
June 15th, 2024

Haegue Yang, Sol LeWitt Upside Down – Steel Structure, Scaled Down 10 Times, 2021; Mesmerizing Votive Pagoda Lantern – Snow Volcano Ultramundane Flowers, 2024. Commission by Benesse Holdings, Inc. Photos: Chunho An; Studio Haegue Yang.

Benesse House Museum, Naoshima, Kagawa Prefecture
On view from June 15, 2024 to January 5, 2025.

Haegue Yang, recipient of the 13th Benesse Prize, takes part in a group exhibition featuring the four awardees Pannaphan Yodmanee, Zul Mahmod and Amanda Heng. Yang presents
Sol LeWitt Upside Down – Steel Structure Scaled Down 10 Times (2021), a white, suspended venetian blind installation with a grid equipped with cold white light tubes. Yang’s installation made of venetian blinds, one of her signature materials, is iconic in its distinctive play on Modular Structures by Sol LeWitt, an American minimalist and dominant figure of modern art history.

Matabe, Honmura area, Naoshima
On view for the next three years from June 21, 2024.

A unique collaboration between Haegue Yang and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the title
Ring of Fire refers to a tectonic belt of volcanoes and earthquakes that surrounds the Pacific Ocean. Focusing on the sensations of light, shadow, movement, and vibration, Yang and Weerasethakul conceived an immersive environment based on their common interests in channeling elements of our reality that frequently escape from view.

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