In the eye of Haegue Yang

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©Pompidou Centre, 2016 Photo ©Philippe Migeat

Galeries Lafayette presents its Autumn-Winter 2016 collections through the prism of Korean artist Haegue Yang.

Born in 1971 in Seoul in South Korea, today Haegue Yang lives between Berlin and Seoul. Renowned for her conceptual work poeticising everyday objects, today her work stands out for its singular and complex proposition that combines strength and delicacy. She uses the mise en abyme technique, taking multiple references associated with cultural, social and political history, as well as reinterpreting archetypal shapes to produce multi-faceted works. 

From 26th August to 10th October, Haegue Yang will be unveiling her work in the windows of Galeries Lafayette. Some iconic as well as hitherto unseen creations will play echo to a selection of looks and accessories taken from the season’s new collections. Under the Dome in the main store, she will also be unveiling an exclusive work on 29th August. 

The visual artist has also redesigned the Galeries Lafayette shopping bags, creating 150,000 new and original versions that will be distributed from the end of August onwards. Galeries Lafayette is demonstrating the energy of creation by positioning itself as a mediator between iconic artists, young designers and the general public.

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