AboutFor Art Sheffield 2010 - Life: A User's Manual S1 Artspace will present a solo exhibition of new commissioned work by Haegue Yang.
Haegue Yang works with various media, ranging from large-scale sensorial installations to juxtaposed graphic works, semi-documentary photographic pieces to small-scale objects. Despite her diverse range of media our attention is captured by her continuous conceptual focus on the notion of abstraction, even if an underlying sentiment manifests quite specific narratives, such as her subjective reflection on specific historical figures or concrete domestic environments. This particular language of abstraction is characterised often by utilising the sensorial aspects of devices such as moving lights, scent emitters, fans and so on, which enable the artist to translate her narratives into physical experiences in space.
For Art Sheffield 2010 she will show a newly commissioned solo exhibition, which will embrace her previous interest in emotional and sensorial translation. It requires her to trespass upon nationalism, patriarchal society as well as recognised human conditions, elaborated with an artistic strategy of abstraction and affect.
Haegue Yang was born in 1971 in Seoul, Korea. She has exhibited internationally in solo exhibitions and biennales including the Korean Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2009, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, LACMA, Los Angeles, 2008 Turin Triennale, REDCAT, Los Angeles, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, Cubitt Gallery, London and Portikus, Frankfurt am Main. Yang lives and works in Berlin and Seoul.
Art Sheffield 2010 is a citywide contemporary art event showcasing artwork by locally, nationally and internationally based artists. This is the fifth event, organised by Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum, to take place since 2001 and takes the form of a single exhibition, spread across the city's gallery spaces: Bloc, Millennium Gallery, S1 Artspace, Site Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery and the public realm.
For Art Sheffield 2010 Life: A User's Manual, Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum have worked with Netherlands-based curators Frederique Bergholtz and Annie Fletcher, who have collaborated with curators and artists in the city to select a dynamic and varied programme, featuring artwork that reflects the curatorial framework chosen for the event this year.
See the Art Sheffield 2010 website for more details and information about the specific works showing at each venue.
ALL ART SHEFFIELD 2010 ARTISTS: Ruth Buchanan, Nina Canell, Phil Collins, Yael Davids, Kate Davis /Jimmy Robert, Ruth Ewan, Maud Haya Baviera, Susan Hiller, Rachel Koolen, Charlotte Morgan, Haroon Mirza, No Fixed Abode, Katerina Seda, Becky Shaw, Jo Spence, Hito Steyerl, Imogen Stidworthy, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Emily Wardill, Haegue Yang, Katarina Zdjelar