Daniel Birnbaum, Sven-Olov Wallenstein
|Haegue YangSiblings and Twins|
Edited by Melanie Ohnemus, Portikus
Texts by Doryun Chong, Bart van der Heide, Melanie Ohnemus
Siblings and Twins, a catalogue of Haegue Yang’s installation works, documents the same-titled exhibition held at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main. The exhibition was part of a serial project designed by Yang in which she staged additional installations in other international exhibition sites. The works are formally distinct but are connected by metaphorical parallels. Yang’s current works are based on the lives of a variety of historical characters marked by an intense struggle with their own fate in pursuit of their political ideals. In the case of “Siblings and Twins,” shown at Portikus, Yang worked with two heroes: Kim San, the fighter for Korea’s freedom, and the French author Marguerite Duras. Yang is distinguished by her ability to place abstractly conceived, complex states of affairs in the world into a self-supporting language of formal abstraction.
Design by Manuel Raeder