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Haegue Yang

VIP’s Union


Curated by: Barbara Steiner
Co-Curator: Katrin Bucher Trantow


Haegue Yang - An exhibition in two parts


VIP's Union - Phase I

Press tour: 22.06.2017, 10:30 am  

Opening: 22.06.2017, 7 pm

Duration: 23.06.2017-28.01.2018

The first part can be seen from 23.06.2017 all over the Kunsthaus Graz.


VIP's Union – Phase II

Opening: 15.02.2018, 7 pm

Duration: 16.02.–02.04.2018

The second part will be shown in Space02 from 15.02.2018.


Info exhibition: +43-316/8017-9200

Info press: +43-316/8017-9213 or DDI -9211


About the exhibition

For VIP’s Union, the Korean artist Haegue Yang has asked “very important persons” – VIPs – from Graz and Styria to loan a chair or table of their choice. These are people who are important for the Kunsthaus Graz, since they have a close relationship to the institution in very different ways. In this way a collective portrait of the Kunsthaus emerges, blended from many individual elements. As an expression, each item is different and the loan is based on the generosity of those involved.


Arranged by the artist, the presentation of VIP’s Union will consist of two phases. Firstly – from June 22nd 2017 – the furniture will be on show throughout the building. In the second phase, from February 8th to April 2nd 2018, an exhibition in Space02 and a publication will conclude the project. VIP’s Union in Graz is connected with earlier presentations from this series, realised in Berlin, Bristol, Antwerp, Bonn and Seoul. It is also the portrait of a cultural landscape of each place, both abstract and yet also very concrete, since it reveals a range of tastes and ideas about “very important persons”, and maps their connection with each of the cultural institutions as a potential community.


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