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Community of Absence: Haegue Yang

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By Binna Choi, Lars Bang Larsen, Nina Möntmann, Haegue Yang

Community of Absence: Haegue Yang presents three new texts that speculate on an alternative notion of community vis-à-vis the development of contemporary artistic practice and in relation to the work of artist Haegue Yang. The book also includes excerpts of the scripts from Yang’s video trilogy (2004–2006) and a new composition of images and installation views of her recent works.

With contributions by Binna Choi, Lars Bang Larsen, and Nina Möntmann.

Community of Absence: Haegue Yang is published in conjunction with the exhibition Haegue Yang: Unevenly at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht, the Netherlands (23 April–18 June 2006).

Table of contents


Maria Hlavajova

Community Work: Space and Event in the Art of Haegue Yang

Lars Bang Larsen

Gymastics of Community—Asymmetrical Movement

Binna Choi

Transforming Communities

Nina Möntmann

Unfolding Places (2004)/Restrained Courage (2004)/Squandering Negative Spaces (2006)

Excerpts of scripts from Haegue Yang’s video trilogy


Editor: Binna Choi

Published by: BAK, basis voor actuele kunst and Revolver, Archiv für aktuelle Kunst (Utrecht/Frankfurt am Main)

Design: Manuel Raeder

Language: English

Pages: 92

ISBN (BAK): 978-90-77288-09-2

ISBN (Revolver): 978-3-86588-40-5

Price: € 20

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Haegue Yang, Restrained Courage, 2004, v
Haegue Yang, Restrained Courage, 2004, video still