Siblings and Twins
Siblings and Twins, an exhibition catalog of Haegue Yang’s installation works, documents the exhibition held at Portikus, Frankfurt. The exhibition was part of a serial project designed by Yang in which she staged additional distinct but interconnected installations in other international exhibition sites. Yang’s current works are based on the lives of a variety of historical characters marked by an intense struggle with their own fate in pursuit of their political ideals. In the Frankfurt show, Yang worked with two personal heroes: Kim San, the fighter for Korea’s freedom, and the French author Marguerite Duras. Yang is distinguished by her ability to place abstractly conceived, complex states of affairs into a self-supporting language of formal abstraction. Bringing additional insight into Yang’s work are essays by Doryun Chong, Bart van der Heide and Melanie Ohnemus.
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