Haegue Yang

Currently based in Berlin and Seoul, Haegue Yang shows her works internationally.  For Tomorrow she has initiated a new installation project, “Holiday for Tomorrow” which reflects her critical view of late capitalist understandings of ‘holiday.’  Despite its effect of temporal suspension for economic flow and the production urge, holiday is endured only as a means of recharging for further effective labour.

Yang proposes installing an ensemble of allegorical visual disturbances, preventing the viewer from a free gaze including:  “Yes-I-Know-Screen” and “Blind Department.”   In her new video essay “Holiday Story” she sighs as she contemplates the doubtful urge to work and  the constant abuse of holiday. The last element in this new ensemble is “Shell Sculpture,” a work that was born in a chasm between the shell as a symbol of a romantic holiday and its contradictory reality as a gastronomic commodity hurriedly prepared and consumed in busy urban life.


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