HAEGUE YANG: IN THE CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
Another great artist comes to Miami! On Saturday November 2nd, The Bass celebrated the opening of Haegue Yang’s solo exhibition "In the Cone of Uncertainty." This exhibition presents a selection of Yang’s oeuvre spanning the last decade – including window blind installations, anthropomorphic sculptures, light sculptures, and mural-like graphic wallpaper.
The exhibition taking its title from an expression of the South Florida vernacular - In the Cone of Uncertainty - that describes the predicted path of hurricanes. Alluding to our eagerness and desperation to track the unstable and ever-evolving future, this exhibition addresses current anxieties about climate change, overpopulation and resource scarcity. Framing this discourse within a broader consideration of movement, displacement and migration, the exhibition contextualizes contemporary concerns through a trans-historical and philosophical meditation of the self.
With Yang in attendance, guests included Carlos Betancourt, The Bass Board member Brian Ehrlich, Dara Friedman and Mark Handforth, Tom Healy, gallerist Tina Kim, Karen and Harold Rifas, Chana Budgazad Sheldon, Franklin and Jessica Sirmans, Serralves Contemporary Art Museum director Philippe Vergne, and gallerist Barbara Wien.
The Bass also hosted Curator Culture on Sunday, November 3, featuring Haegue Yang and NBC 6 Chief Meteorologist John Morales, with host Tom Healy. Together in discussion, Yang and Morales considered the unique embodiment of storytelling present in art and science as well as the methods in which individual cultural and ethnic backgrounds can unite to solve universal and immediate crises including sea level rise and global warming. Notable guests included Dara Friedman and Mark Handforth, and Mera and DonRubell.
In the Cone of Uncertainty foregrounds Haegue Yang’s consistent curiosity about the world and tireless experimentation with materializing the complexity of identities in flux. Living between Seoul and Berlin, Yang employs industrially produced quotidian items, digital processes, and labor-intensive craft techniques. She mobilizes and enmeshes complex, often personal, histories and realities vis-à-vis sensual and immersive works by interweaving narrative with form. Often evoking performative, sonic and atmospheric perceptions with heat, wind and chiming bells, Yang’s environments appear familiar, yet engender bewildering experiences of time and place.
Now on view through April 5, 2020. Visit thebass.org for tickets and more information.