Gymnastics of the Foldables
For the photo series Gymnastics of the Foldables, artist Haegue Yang models a laundry drying rack into a sculptural piece. Having this common domestic instrument demonstrating moves of callisthenic exercises, the artist evokes a sense of determination coming from a common domestic apparatus, pointing to an enigma in performing housework as art and vice versa. The artist’s work with the motif of folding, unfolding, and the unfoldable, animates otherwise what is considered to be a mundane object for domestic chore, and imbues a playful, if not constructivist companionship with our supportive domestic devices, while also opening up how the home, and ourselves, can be cared for and shared in a different way.
Organization: City of Women; In
collaboration with: Squat Exercise Collective, Revolting Women Social Workers,
Supported by: EU Culture.