From 22June, the Sonae//Serralves project will be presenting the "An Opaque Wind Parkin Six Folds” work by the South Korean artist Haegue Yang, at Clareira dos Teixos, a central location withinthe Serralves Park. The project remains faithful to its principles of promotingculture and bringing communities closer to the Arts, presenting the Asianartist – already widely internationally renowned – to the Portuguese audience.
Context andlocation are key aspects in Haegue Yang’s work, and the choice of brick as thepiece’s chief material reflects the artist’s interest in different stories ofindustrial production and associations with stability and universality. The useof geometry, another driving force behind "An Opaque Wind Park in Six Folds”,derives from her interest in scales and standardized sizes, which first came tolight in Grid Bloc, the paper collages made of stationery items that Yang beganto produce back in 2000.
Haegue Yangwas born in South Korea in 1971 and completed her studies in Fine Arts in Seouland at the prestigious Staedelschule in Frankfurt. Her work has been a part ofexhibitions 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).