Tighrope Walking and Its Wordless Shadow
7 September – 4 November 2018 | Triennale di Milano
Tightrope Walking and Its Wordless Shadow, which marks the first institutional solo show in Italy by Korean artist Haegue Yang, will explore the vast array of media she employs, ranging from paper collage, video essays, and performative sculptures to large-scale installations.
Yang’s spectrum of allusions and visions walks a thin line between social inquiry and history, personal life and collective memory, yielding imagery and experiences of enormous evocative power, in which objects, figures, and places are inextricably linked. It also points to her deep engagement with the unspoken: the urge to create a language whose potentiality is like a tightrope walk, where each move is powerfully dynamic and charged with both emotional and perceptual tension.
The exhibition unfolds through three rooms where landmark works are combined with ambitious new commissions to highlight recurring themes in the artist’s career: abstraction and geometry, movement and performativity, and the interlocked dynamics of folding and unfolding. Yang explores all of these as interwoven entities in a selection of pieces that represent key stages in her oeuvre, from 2000 up to her most recent works.
Tightrope Walking and Its Wordless Shadow is the second edition of the Furla Series, the multi-annual project by Fondazione Furla - launched in 2017 under the artistic direction of Bruna Roccasalva and Vincenzo de Bellis. It features exhibitions and events dedicated to renowned international artists, and organised in close collaboration with Italian art institutions.
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