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By Sarah Ward
July 16, 2018

Haegue Yang: Triple Vita Nestings

Wander through the Korean artist's world of crafted sculptures.
By Sarah Ward
July 16, 2018

After displaying her work at the Gallery of Modern Art's 8th Asia Pacific Triennial in 2015 and 2016, then heading back for the 21st Biennale of Sydney earlier this year, Korean artist Haegue Yang returns to Australia once again — this time, with her first institutional solo show.

With Triple Vita Nestings, her crafted sculptures fill Fortitude Valley's Institute of Modern Art, evoking mythical and allegorical creatures. Also on offer is the artist's use of multi-sensory environments, figurative forms and voiceover to explore the biographies of real figures, in an exhibition that's all about exploring multiple extremes.

Concrete versus abstract, industrially produced versus handmade, real-life versus imagined stories — they're all a part of this showcase, which displays works made across more than a decade of Yang's career. Curated by Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, the exhibition is open until August 30 within IMA's regular opening hours of 11am–6pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Image: Haegue Yang, Installation view: 21st Biennale of Sydney: 'SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement', Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2018. Also in view: 'Umbra Creatures by Rockhole' (2017–2018) and 'Lethal Love' (2008/2018). Photo: Studio Haegue Yang.

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