Haegue Yang: Emergence — Weekly Activations

A dark room filled with large pieces of gold abstract sculpture.

Haegue Yang, Boxing Ballet, 2013-2015. Installation view of Shooting the Elephant  Thinking the Elephant, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea, 2015. Courtesy of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul.


These intimate performances take place on select Saturdays, starting October 3rd. These are not continuous performances. Audiences are welcome to drop in, stand on physically distanced markers and enjoy the program. 

All programming is subject to change according to COVID guidelines.

Please note these performances are currently postponed. 

Haegue Yang: Emergence — Weekly Activations

Saturdays, October 3, 2020 — January 10, 2021, 2 pm -
5th Floor Contemporary Tower

This event has been postponed. Please check back for an update on new dates.

Through the run of the exhibition, Haegue Yang’s Sol LeWitt Vehicles and Boxing Ballet will be activated on Saturdays, with four 20-minute performances starting at 2 pm.

A leading artist of her generation, Haegue Yang (b. 1971 Seoul) is celebrated for her prolific and diverse work that evokes historical and contemporary narratives of migration, displacement and cross-cultural translation. For over two decades, Yang has been transforming how we experience everyday domestic materials, turning items such as venetian blinds, light bulbs, drying racks, knitting yarn and bells into meticulously constructed installations and sculptures. To unleash the historical and emotional resonances of these objects, Yang activates them with sounds, light, air, scents and movement.

Featuring over 70 sculptures, installations and performances from the past twenty-five years, Haegue Yang: Emergence includes a selection of early works, as well as the installations: Anthology of Haegue Archives (1998), Afterimage (2006), Sallim (2009), and Boxing Ballet (2013-15). This is the first North American retrospective survey of Yang’s work to date.

Before visiting the gallery, you will need to book a timed-entry ticket online. All performances are free with gallery admission, and will follow physical distancing guidelines.

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