Haegue Yang (b. 1971, South Korea) lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Seoul, South Korea. Yang’s practice spans a wide range of media, from paper collage to performative sculpture and large-scale multi-sensorial installation, often featuring everyday objects, in addition to labour-intensive woven sculptures.
For the tenth Liverpool Biennial Haegue Yang has created a new environment for her sculpture series, The Intermediates (2015-ongoing). Made from artificial woven straw, The Intermediates allude to both traditional arts and crafts techniques and modern industrial production methods. Representing figures and sites from folk tales and ancient traditions in a variety of forms, they question definitions of ‘paganism’.
During this insightful talk Yang will discuss her varied practice and the new commission within our galleries.