‘Siblings and Twins’, Haegue Yang
Poster, invitation and book developed especially for Haegue Yang’s ‘Siblings and Twins’, Manuel Raeder assisted by Julian von Klier, the poster and invitation formed part of the exhibition 05/17/08–06/29/08 at Portikus, Alte Brücke 2 Maininsel, 60594 Frankfurt am Main.
Haegue Yang is showing a new installation at the Portikus entitled ‘Siblings and Twins’. The work is composed of two parts that are connected by substantial metaphorical parallels yet formally distinct. Yang’s current works are based on subjectively selected aspects from the lives of a variety of historical characters. In the case of 'Siblings and Twins’, shown at the Portikus, these are the fighter for Korea’s freedom Kim San and the French author Marguerite Duras. The specific interest is here primarily in the transfer of subjectively felt intensities that underlie the public perception of these characters and the circumstances of their lives into an abstract form.