Haegue Yang, Woven Currents – Confluence of Parallels, 2020. Aluminum venetian blinds, powder-coated aluminum hanging structure, steel wire rope, LED tubes, cable. Dimensions variable. Purchase, with funds from Eleanor and Francis Shen, the David Yuile and Mary Elizabeth Hodgson Fund, Women’s Art Initiative, the Janet and Michael Scott Fund, the Contemporary Circle Fund, the Richard Ivey Foundation Contemporary Art Fund, Sandra and Leo Del Zotto, the Jay Smith and Laura Rapp Fund, and the Molly Gilmour Fund, 2020. 2020/22. Photography by Craig Boyko, AGO Image © 2020.
Haegue Yang: Emergence, the first North American survey exhibition by the acclaimed South Korean artist, will open October 1. In celebration, the AGO has commissioned two new works by the artist—and you can see one of them right now! (Once the full exhibition opens, you'll see another 82 works by Yang on Level 5 of the Vivian & David Campbell Centre for Contemporary Art.)
Suspended in the Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Sculpture Atrium (Level 1), Woven Currents—Confluence of Parallels (2020) is a large-scale installation composed of hanging venetian blinds and LED tubes. The Sculpture Atrium was designated early on as the site for the commission, in large part due to Yang’s interest in the layered architectural history of the space—living proof of the AGO’s numerous expansions and built forms since 1901. This complex commission by one of the world’s leading contemporary artists is expected to remain on view at least through fall of 2021.