Haegue Yang The Cone of Concern

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Texts by: Joselina Cruz, Esther Lu, Leilani Lynch, Daisy Nam, Padmanapi L. Perez, June Yap English 2024, 160 Pages Hardcover 280mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-5683-9

Haegue Yang: The Cone of Concern documents the Korean artist’s solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in Manila. Known for her unique interweaving of conceptual language and aesthetic vocabulary, Yang, who lives and works in Berlin and Seoul, is one of the most widely exhibited artists of today as well as a professor at the renowned Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main.
The Cone of Concern, which takes its name from a graphical tool used in weather forecasting, which traces the path of an oncoming storm, represents humanity’s attempt to confront natural phenomena. Yang explores this concept as a way for the human imagination to understand our own condition in the universe, and as a metaphorical notion of solidarity among those facing difficult circumstances. The publication revisits her complex layering of objects—woven anthropomorphic sculptures, light sculptures, rotating sound bells, whirlwind-derived structures, textile canopies, and sound elements—against a lenticular print backdrop of a digitally altered meteorological image.

HAEGUE YANG (*1971, Seoul) lives and works in Berlin and Seoul. Since 2017 she has been Professor at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions internationally, such as the Venice Biennale; documenta, Kassel; at Centre Pompidou, Paris; and at Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila
October 15, 2020 – March 31, 2021