Based in Seoul and Berlin, Haegue Yang (b.1971) has been acclaimed as one of the most influential artists in the contemporary international art scene for her vigorous participation in countless international art exhibitions since the 1990s. Known for her hybrid sculptures and large-scale abstract installations that interweave global narratives with industrially manufactured, domestic, and folkloric materials, Yang addresses recurring themes, such as the relationship between narration and abstraction, domesticity, migration, and borders. A broad spectrum of Yang's cultural references that encompass historical figures, events, and natural and societal phenomena metamorphoses into her mesmerizing yet rigorous visual languages.
In the exhibition MMCA Hyundai Motor Series 2020: Haegue Yang―O₂ & H₂O, a newly commissioned sculptural ensemble, Sonic Domesticus, uses household objects to engage with "domesticity," a longstanding subject of artistic inquiry. A digital mural and a large scale advertising balloon installation thematizes natural phenomena, which extends her previous exploration of immaterial and sensorial elements. Also with Silo of Silence—Clicked Core, an approximately ten-meter-tall kinetic sculpture, the exhibition presents forty works, which encompass a variety of installations, sculptures, and paintings, revealing the inseparable relationship between poetic sensoria and structural precision, as well as the ambivalence of scientific interrogation and incantatory belief penetrating everyday life.