From 22 June, the Sonae//Serralves project will be presenting the "An Opaque Wind Park in Six Folds” work by the South Korean artist Haegue Yang, at Clareira dos Teixos, a central location within the Serralves Park. The project remains faithful to its principles of promoting culture and bringing communities closer to the Arts, presenting the Asian artist – already widely internationally renowned – to the Portuguese audience.
Context and location are key aspects in Haegue Yang’s work, and the choice of brick as the piece’s chief material reflects the artist’s interest in different stories of industrial production and associations with stability and universality. The use of geometry, another driving force behind "An Opaque Wind Park in Six Folds”, derives from her interest in scales and standardized sizes, which first came to light in Grid Bloc, the paper collages made of stationery items that Yang began to produce back in 2000.
Haegue Yang was born in South Korea in 1971 and completed her studies in Fine Arts in Seoul and at the prestigious Staedelschule in Frankfurt. Her work has been a part of exhibitions at: Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2015), MoMA, New York (2015); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); Bergen Kunsthalle, Bergen (2013); Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg (2013); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2013); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2012); Tate Modern, London (2012); Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2011); Arnolfini, Bristol (2011); New Museum, New York (2010), and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2009).