Haegue Yang

10.06.2011 — 04.09.2011

Modern Art Oxford

Teacher of Dance

Modern Art Oxford presents Teacher of Dance, the first major UK exhibition of the Seoul- and Berlin-based artist Haegue Yang. Yang has developed a distinctive practice of colourful and sensorial installations and sculptures that occupy the spaces where public and private meet. Predominantly using domestic materials, Yang discloses narratives, individual portraits and her own sentiments, reflecting the balance of research and intuitive enquiry that underlies her practice. 

The exhibition, whose title references the spiritualist thinker and teacher G. I. Gurdjieff, is guided by an interest in movement and the role it plays in the formation and experience of Yang’s work. It includes not only major past works but also newly conceived pieces. Yang has been commissioned to create a new Venetian blind installation, which, in a departure from previous works, visitors can move underneath and within.

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Alongside, work in a variety of media from the past decade is exhibited, including the series Light House (ongoing since 2008), intricately folded cardboard sculptures fashioned from light bulb boxes, and Non-Indépliables (Non-Unfoldables), 2006 –11, drying racks wrapped in vibrantly coloured fabric and knitted material, which transform a functional and intrinsically foldable household item into a figurative yet fixed sculpture.

To coincide with the exhibition, Modern Art Oxford will produce a fully illustrated catalogue in collaboration with the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, focusing on Yang’s exhibitions at the two institutions. It contains two major essays by Professor Julian Stallabrass, Reader at the Courtauld Institute, and Professor Anne Wagner, The Henry Moore Foundation Research Curator at Tate. The catalogue also contains a text by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Director and Chief Curator, Aspen Art Museum, and an interview with Haegue Yang by Emily Smith, Curator, Modern Art Oxford, and a biographical text by Katharina Schwerendt. The book has been developed in a close collaboration between the designer Manuel Raeder and Haegue Yang.

Non-Indépliable, azuré, 2010. Courtesy of Galerie Wien Lukatsch, Berlin. Photo: Nick Ash

Non-Indépliable, azuré, 2010. Courtesy of Galerie Wien Lukatsch, Berlin. Photo: Nick Ash

Event Dates

  • Exhibition Talk: Yasmil Raymond 10.06.2011 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Friday, 5pm, £5 / £4 concessions, free to Friends. Yasmil Raymond talks about Haegue Yang’s work and her exhibition at Modern Art Oxford. Raymond is Curator at Dia Art Foundation, New York. She has written widely on Yang, and in 2007 she invited her to exhibit in 'Brave New Worlds' at the Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis.

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  • Exhibition 11.06.2011 — 04.09.2011

    The first major UK exhibition of Seoul- and Berlin-based artist Haegue Yang.

  • Exhibition Tour 25.06.2011 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Saturday, 3pm, free, just turn up. Ji Yoon Moon, Curator and Doctoral Student at Goldsmiths, London, specialising in performance and contemporary art, leads a tour of Haegue Yang's exhibition.

  • Exhibition Tour 09.07.2011 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Saturday, 3pm, free, just turn up. Emily Smith, Curator of 'Teacher of Dance', leads of tour of Haegue Yang’s exhibition.

  • Exhibition Tour 23.07.2011 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Saturday, 3pm, free, just turn up. London-based artist Laura White leads a tour of Haegue Yang's exhibition. Link to Laura White's website

  • Exhibition Tour 06.08.2011 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Saturday, 3pm, free, just turn up. Sarah Plumb, Project Manager: Learning & Partnerships at Modern Art Oxford leads a tour of Haegue Yang's exhibition.

  • Exhibition Tour 20.08.2011 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Saturday, 3pm, free, just turn up. Melissa Gronlund, Editor of the contemporary art journal Afterall, and Visiting Tutor at the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, leads a tour of Haegue Yang's exhibition.

  • Exhibition Talk: Anne Wagner & Haegue Yang 03.09.2011 at 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

    Saturday, 3pm, £5 / £4 concessions, booking essential. Professor Anne Wagner, The Henry Moore Foundation Research Curator at Tate, gives a lecture on Haegue Yang's practice focusing on the status of the ordinary object in Yang's sculpture. The lecture will be followed by a conversation between Wagner and Haegue Yang.

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Event Support & Sponsors

The Henry Moore Foundation, Haegue Yang Exhibition Circle, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation

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