• Haegue Yang, Thread with Fishhook, 1995–96, varnish, thread, and fishhook on chipboard, 10 7/8 × 9 7/8".

    “Haegue Yang: ETA 1994–2018”

    Museum Ludwig
    April 18–August 12, 2018

    Curated by Yilmaz Dziewior with Leonie Radine

    The peripatetic Korean-born artist Haegue Yang was awarded this year’s Wolfgang Hahn Prize, whose past recipients include James Lee Byars, Isa Genzken, and Rosemarie Trockel. Yang stages metaphorical conversations between various everyday objects in her installations, which range from the uncannily anthropomorphic to the unyieldingly deadpan. Her largest exhibition to date, “ETA 1994–2018,” marks her receipt of the award and features an encyclopedic array of more than a hundred works, including photographs and videos as well as her signature installations. Accompanied by a catalogue raisonné, the show will highlight Yang’s recent baroque constellations as well as her relatively lesser—known early projects, including a set of modestly proportioned wooden panels that calls attention to form as an endlessly generative problem.