Haegue Yang

Haegue Yang

Dare to Count Phonemes and Graphemes

By Ute Meta Bauer and Kathy Noble

Edited by Kyla McDonald and Steinar Sekkingstad

Distributed for Sternberg Press

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Haegue Yang interviewed by Kyla McDonald and Steinar Sekkingstad

This catalogue accompanies two parallel solo exhibitions by Haegue Yang held in the fall of 2013: “Journal of Bouba/kiki” at Glasgow Sculpture Studios (October 5–December 20, 2013); and “Journal of Echomimetic Motions” at Bergen Kunsthall (October 18–December 22, 2013). This new collaborative publication, Dare to Count Phonemes and Graphemes, has evolved within the framework of these geographically separate yet collaboratively conceived exhibitions. While each exhibition was an independent manifestation, they both are intrinsically linked to Yang's continuous artistic evolution. The developments shown are emblematic of the artist's recent projects, focusing on the ideas of abstraction and motion. This catalogue presents two newly commissioned texts, as well as an interview between Yang and the respective curators of the exhibitions, which explore the artist's distinctive and diverse work.

Haegue Yang's works are internationally appreciated and are well known for an eloquent and seductive language of visual abstraction that she often combines with direct sensory experience. She is an artist who continuously pushes the boundaries of her practice, engaging with new methodologies and ways of making. This approach is evident from her exhibitions at Glasgow Sculpture Studios and Bergen Kunsthall as well as this new publication.

Copublished with Bergen Kunsthall and Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Paperback

$36.00 T ISBN: 9783943365917 202 pp. | 7 in x 9.75 in 56 color illus., 82 b&w illus.

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Editors

Kyla McDonald

Steinar Sekkingstad

Steinar Sekkingstad is an art historian, writer, and curator at Bergen Kunsthall. He has been a member of the expert committee for visual arts at Arts Council Norway, and was one of the founders of the sound art gallery Lydgalleriet in Bergen. He cofounded Bergen Kunsthall's concert series Utmark, which has been running continuously since 2008. He has edited a number of publications and written about contemporary art for magazines, publications, and exhibition catalogues.