Image courtesy Matt Greenwood & Tate St. Ives

Strange Attractors

Haegue Yang

Tate St. Ives,

United Kingdom, 2022

South-Korean artist Haegue Yang is known for her creation of immersive, multi-media environments. Sculpture and ready-mades are interwoven with labour-intensive crafts, reflecting pagan culture’s deep connections with seasonal rituals and natural phenomena. The exhibition Strange Attractors is the largest UK exhibition to date by Haegue Yang. The title refers to the complex mathematical patterns of behaviours found in chaotic natural systems. With this as her stating point, Yang creates an uncanny environment, where seemingly disparate ideas, histories and cultural relations co-exist. Layers of the Zulu textile by Giulio Ridolfo covers the entire length of the gallery's curved glass front, facing the sea, swaying with ventilation air, casts a shimmering oceanic light over ethereal drying rack sculptures. Stretching over Tate St. Ives top-lit and sea-facing gallery, Yang has transformed these spaces into open-ended explorations of geometry abstraction and the aftermath of modernism.

South into North served as strategic advisors in collaboration with Kvadrat

South into North served as strategic advisors on this project in collaboration with Kvadrat

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