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Yuni Kim Lang (USA) - Comfort Hair

Yuni Kim Lang is a Michigan-based visual artist who creates sculptures, photographs and wearable art that explores themes of weight, mass, accumulation, hair and cultural identity. She makes sculptures out of rope and synthetic materials where it transcends its materiality and become bodily. She is fascinated by what people give power and meaning to, along with our obsession with adornment.

Her recent work Comfort Hair is a sculpture inspired by the Gache, a big wig worn by Korean women of high social backgrounds back in history. So powerful and beautiful yet so burdensome and heavy. It is this intense, overwhelming, yet so satisfying relationship with our hair that makes us obsess over it. © All images courtesy of the artist

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