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  • Mar 18, 2021

Typhoons know no borders: Interview with Haegue Yang, Part 2

Portrait of HAEGUE YANG at “When The Year 2000 Comes,” Kukje Gallery, Seoul, 2019. Copyright the artist. Photo by Chunho An. Courtesy Kukje Gallery, Seoul.

Before the pandemic, Haegue Yang had a full roster of international exhibitions planned for 2020, with research and many new works underway. Most of these exhibitions still took place, though she herself was not able to install or visit them. Deputy editor HG Masters caught up with Yang to talk about the process of assembling these exhibitions. The first part of this conversation focused on Yang’s 2020 exhibition “O2 and H2O” at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, and “Cone of Concern,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila. In the second part, Yang reflects on her exhibition for Tate St. Ives, on the southwestern coast of England, as well as her Toronto survey, “Emergence,” at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).