Haegue Yang

  • the Best of 2015

    TO TAKE STOCK OF THE PAST YEAR, ARTFORUM ASKED AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF ARTISTS TO SELECT A SINGLE IMAGE, EXHIBITION, OR EVENT THAT MOST MEMORABLY CAPTURED THEIR EYE IN 2015.

    YUJI AGEMATSU

    Silicone snake, West 42nd and Broadway, New York, July 29, 2015.

    RON NAGLE

    This picture was taken along the waterfront in San Francisco’s Mission Bay area. This area is extremely scenic, with old battleships and boats. I go there frequently to walk my dog, relax, and enjoy the fantastic views. The pier is used to store various components for seasonal parades or events. This grouping of floats for the Pride

  • Haegue Yang

    I HAVE OFTEN USED venetian blinds in my installations because of their double identity: They contain things—but they also let the gaze, even scent, pass through. They act as a filter, albeit a dysfunctional filter. The same goes for style. Both are a way of shaping things.

    My recent work continues to explore this condition of filtering and forming, focused on what I call closures. I was looking for a word that evokes wrapping material: a surface that we see but that also functions as a container, mediating between outer world and inner content. They enclose abstract space even as they