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Haegue Yang : an opaque wind = هيجيو يانغ : رياح كمداء/ edited by Sylbee Kim [and three others] ; translation to Arabic by Njoud Alduhoori.

Haegue Yang : an opaque wind = Hījiyū Yāngh : riyāḥ kamdāʼ / curator: Eugenie Joo ; translation to Arabic by Njoud Alduhoori.

Artist:
Yang, Haegue, 1971- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
  • English
  • Arabic
Published/​Created:
  • [Sharjah] : Sharjah Art Foundation ; [Berlin] : Wiens Verlag, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
33 pages, 77 unnumbered pages of plates, 31 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary note:
An Opaque Wind documents a site-specific installation of the same title commissioned by and exhibited at Sharjah Biennial 2015. An Opaque Wind (2015) took the intertwined geo-economic involvement of the Korean state-driven economy in the Gulf region since the 1970s as a starting point. It reflects upon the progress-driven heavy industrialization that has engaged many Korean workers (mostly male) to construct the urban and oil infrastructure that constitutes today?s ecology in both territories. Composed of seemingly unrelated common construction materials, such as rusting beams, used air conditioners, turbine vents, bricks, concrete blocks, and corrugated metal sheets, combined with other locally sourced traditional elements from the site, like areesh roof and mats, and coral stones, the installation oscillates between transparency and opacity, openness and impenetrability, past and present, suggesting a commonly shared past of the geo-economic trajectory of industrialization juxtaposed with layers of reconstruction of Sharjah?s early settlement as situated within the heritage village. What is striking is the use of industrial vents to visualize the immaterial element of the piece, namely wind. This element is also found in Sharjah?s traditional wind towers as natural cooling systems in buildings, and wind is also an invisible metaphor for a hidden tie between the history and regions that remain remote and exotic to each other.
Notes:
  • "Al-Māḍī, al-ḥāḍir, al-mumkin" Bīnālī al-Shāriqah 5 Māris- 5 Yūniyū.
  • On the occasion of the exhibition "The past, the present, the possible" held at Sharjah Biennial 12, March 5 - June 5, 2015.
  • Book contains traces of sand between single pages.
  • "الماضي، الحاضر، الممكن" بينالي الشارقة 5 مارس 5 يونيو.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Language(s):
Parallel texts in English and Arabic in separate paginations, bound back to back.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Exhibition catalogs.
Other title(s):
  • Opaque wind
  • Hījiyū Yāngh : riyāḥ kamdāʼ
  • هيجيو يانغ : رياح كمداء
ISBN:
  • 9783943888089 ((Wiens ; : pbk.))
  • 3943888088 ((Wiens ; : pbk.))
  • 9789948446736 ((Sharjah Art Foundation ; : pbk.))
  • 9948446739
OCLC:
965201279
International Article Number:
  • 9783943888089
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