The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, November 2, 2019 – April 5, 2020
Evoking the thematic notion that the farther you go along in a process, the more confidently you can predict its results, this exhibition surveys the midcareer artist’s work from the last ten years. Yang, who resides in both Germany and her native Korea, applies the principle to subjects as diverse as the weather, human migration, and historical change. In addition to her signature venetian blind installations, the Bass Museum’s show encompasses light sculptures, infographics and diagrams, site-specific wallpaper, anthropomorphic figures, and works conjoining craft techniques with selected odors and sounds. Among the narratives alluded to are Korean resistance to the Japanese occupation, the composition of Billie Holiday’s song “Strange Fruit,” and the you
thful experiences of French writer Marguerite Duras in Indochina.