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  • Haegue Yang, Female Natives, 2010, grey single shaft clothing rack on casters with round top, light bulbs (frosted), cable, artificial plants, knitting yarn, cord, metal ring, metal chain, aluminum reflector, 37 1/2 x 82 2/3".

    Haegue Yang, Female Natives, 2010, grey single shaft clothing rack on casters with round top, light bulbs (frosted), cable, artificial plants, knitting yarn, cord, metal ring, metal chain, aluminum reflector, 37 1/2 x 82 2/3".

    Haegue Yang: Arrivals

    Kunsthaus Bregenz
    Karl-Tizian-Platz
    July 18, 2013–April 3, 2011

    Curated by Yilmaz Dziewior and Rudolf Sagmeister

    Haegue Yang’s prolific output during the past decade encompasses a broad range of media, but the Korean-born artist is perhaps best known for her venetian-blind installations, which utilize ambient lighting, scent emitters, and heating and cooling elements to create multisensory experiences conveying political narratives through the language of formal abstraction. “Arrivals,” her largest and most ambitious show to date, features a generous selection of older works as well as newly commissioned installations, including a massive venetian-blind piece engaging the institution’s glass and steel architecture, along with thirty-three light sculptures incorporating garment racks, artificial plants, ribbons, and hand-knit cozies. A catalogue with texts by Anders Kreuger, Marina Vishmidt, and Yilmaz Dziewior will round out what promises to be a comprehensive view of the artist’s poetic production.