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Haegue Yang, Blind Curtain—Flesh Behind Tricolore, 2013, aluminum venetian blinds and frame, 15 x 23 x 5'.

Haegue Yang

Aubette 1928/Musee D'Art Moderne et Contemporain Strasbourg

Haegue Yang, Blind Curtain—Flesh Behind Tricolore, 2013, aluminum venetian blinds and frame, 15 x 23 x 5'.

An unusually close observer of mundane objects, Haegue Yang throws into relief the warp and woof of their form and function, sometimes even weaving in a sort of cognitive Walden Pond by which to contemplate them. With new sculptural works at Aubette 1928—in the only three rooms preserved of the 1928 four-story nightlife complex conceived as an avant-garde Gesamtkunstwerk by Jean Arp, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, and Theo van Doesburg—and an overview of two-dimensional works from 1999 to 2013 at the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain Strasbourg (MAMCS), Yang’s two-part exhibition “Family of Equivocations” showed how her long-standing use of collage, industrially produced elements, and handiwork has been wedded to an increasingly psychedelic aesthetic. At MAMCS, for instance, Trustworthies #183 and #184, both 2012–13, respectively set forth

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