The thought-provoking and genre-defying artworks and installations of celebrated South Korean artist Haegue Yang may now be viewed through guided online and physical tours.
Cone of Concern, Yang’s first solo exhibition in the Philippines is brought by The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Curated by its director Joselina “Yeyey” Cruz, it exemplifies how one of the most prolific creators of her generation in the world today produces a form of conceptual language and an aesthetic vocabulary that is uniquely interwoven.
The titular Cone of Concern refers to a graphic tool for weather forecasting that specifically traces the path of an oncoming tropical depression or devastating storm. This system built to predict the trail of the disturbances present how humans attempt to confront natural phenomena. The artistic proposal in the midst of this concept is to draw out the metaphoric towards the notion of solidarity amongst those facing difficult circumstances, and with human imagination, understand our very own condition in the universe.
Yang’s interest in these occurrences foregrounds the exhibition, placing a complex layer of diverse objects from various periods — sculptures, to include woven anthropomorphic, light, rotating sonic and whirlwind-derived patterns, textile canopies plus sound elements—against a lenticularprint backdrop of a digitally altered meteorological image.
Throughout the online tour, spectators can virtually walk through the exhibition and view the internationally admired creations, to include the angled graphic works on the Mezzanine.
The trip will conclude with engaging live discussions between the guides and the viewers for further explorations.
Haegue Yang: The Cone of Concern is generously supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea, Korea Arts Management Service, Fund for Korean Art Abroad, Hyundai Card, Goethe-Institut and Philippinenifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). It is produced in collaboration with S.C. Vizcarra.
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It is on view until March 31, 2021.
Art enthusiasts who wish visit physically should book a private appointment from Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Health and social distancing protocols will be enforced. Each guest is encouraged to register individually. Slots are limited per day and must be secured in advance.
The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) is located at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts Campus, Dominga Street, Malate, Manila.