yang ah ham
2 December 2022 - 29 December 2022
With Undefined Panorama, Bradwolff Projects presents new work by Yang Ah Ham: a site-specific installation that reflects on the socio-political realities affecting our daily lives. Ham’s large video projections, combining text, image and sound, depict global narratives, such as class differences, technological change, the refugee crisis, and the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Part of Undefined Panorama is an ‘interactive web project’ in which everybody can participate. The website contains categories featuring current global issues, such as migration, population, food, and climate. Each topic is divided into keywords that link to the stories of individuals. On undefinedpanorama.net,
visitors are invited to reflect on these social themes by making a personal contribution. Interweaving micro and macro narratives allows Ham to question how people see themselves and society. In doing so, she aims to fuel public debate and propose a new social structure that is based on solidarity.
Addressing societal problems through her work, Ham’s installation functions as a mirror in which we can observe our society. Central themes in her research are the passage of time and cycles. Blurring the boundaries between fiction and truth, she enables complex issues, even taboos, to become insightful and discussable.
Yang Ah Ham studied Painting and Art Theory at Seoul National University and Media Art at New York University before continuing her research during her residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She went on to develop experimental works encompassing visual art, sculpture, installation, and objects in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Seoul, and New York. She has exhibited internationally at the Kuppelhalle Silent Green in Berlin; Seoul Museum of Art, Korea; the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea; Gwangju Biennale, Korea; Shanghai Biennale, China; and the Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh. Ham has received numerous awards, including the Arko Art of the Year in 2005, and has been nominated for the National Museum of Korea Artist of the Year Prize in 2013 and the Hermes Foundation Art Prize in 2008.
Public Programme 8 December 16:00 – 18:00
Artist talk and workshop on the Interactive Web – with Yang Ah Ham and Minna Valjakka, Professor of Art History at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) who focuses on contemporary art history and theory in a global perspective. rsvp: firstname.lastname@example.org