Quasi Pagan Modern
Invited by Galeries Lafayette, Haegue Yang invests the cupola of the Haussmann department store with Quasi Pagan Modern.
Galeries Lafayette invite their customers at the heart of a prestigious, luxury case that bring them in the midst of an irrational and enchanting place which triggers a unique experience. The company invites artists and creators to make original work in the middle of the department store and under its cupola, thereby enhancing this architectural heritage.
From August 26 to October 9, 2016, the artist Haegue Yang implements hybrid motives which dare to clash between notions, such as folk vs modern, real vs mystic or geometric vs organic under the motto of Quasi-Pagan Modern. Underneath the dome at the very heart of the main store, Haegue Yang attempts to work with printed verticals for the first time.
Born in 1971 in Seoul, South Korea, Haegue Yang currently divides her time between Berlin and Seoul. Her work is striking in its originality and its complex juxtaposition of rigor and peculiar. It is based on the mirroring of civilizational references relating to social and political history and phenomena, as well as on a reinterpretation of archetypal forms from the avant-gardists, to produce a multifaceted contemporary expression.
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