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Haegue Yang, Awarded Wolfgang Hahn prize

posted 31 May 2018

Period : 18 APR 2018 – 12 AUG 2018
Venue : Köln, Germany, Museum Ludwig


Portrait Haegue Yang ©Artist PhotoⒸAbigail Enzaldo

Portrait Haegue Yang ©Artist PhotoⒸAbigail Enzaldo

In 2018, theGesellschaft für Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig will recognize the artist Haegue Yang with the Wolfgang Hahn Prize.
Christina Végh, guest juror in 2018 and director of the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hanover, on the selection: “Haegue Yang exemplifies an artistic practice that does not merely continue to develop the concept of sculpture and installation. Rather, Yang places contradictory and often conflicting world views in the globalized world in relation to one another without playing one off against the other. She often uses industrially manufactured objects taken from everyday life, separates them from their respective function, and brings them together into large-scale new configurations. These precise placements mutate into abstract new structures in which cultural codes of East and West are placed in dialogue alongside and with one another, and a peculiar archaic element is brought to light.”
With the Wolfgang Hahn Prize, the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst honours exceptional contemporary artists on an annual basis. The award winners are also honoured with an exhibition in the museum, accompanied by a publication.


■ Wolfgang Hahn Prize


With the Wolfgang Hahn Prize, the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst honours exceptional contemporary artists on an annual basis. The prize money of maximum 100.000 euros goes to the acquisition of a work or group of works by the artist for the collection of the Museum Ludwig. The award winners are also honoured with an exhibition in the museum, accompanied by a publication.


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