Lee Ufan : Unlimited @ Art Basel : June 14 to June 17, 2018. by Hannah Moon

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Lee Ufan, 'Relatum (Iron Field)', 1969/1994/2018.

With a strong theoretical underpinning to his work, Lee Ufan is best known as one of the most prominent artists of the Japanese avant-garde Mono-ha movement. His practice focuses on using raw, natural, and industrial elements, and in his sculpture Relatum, these are also at play. Conceptualised in 1969, the work, which will be installed personally by the artist, uses the earth as its base, with subtle steel wires reaching to a height of four feet.

https://www.artbasel.com/news/six-highlights-from-art-basel-s-2018-unlimited-program

Lee Ufan: Relatum-Stage, Serpentine Galleries: Feb. 6 - Jul. 29, 2018 by Hannah Moon

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Artist Lee Ufan brings new public sculpture to Kensington Gardens.

‘The work of art is a representation of the stage.’ Lee Ufan

The Serpentine continues its exploration of public art with a sculptural commission by artist Lee Ufan, installed outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens until 29 July 2018.

In 2010, the Serpentine brought new sculpture to Kensington Gardens for the first time in 35 years, presenting Anish Kapoor’s Turning the World Upside Down, in collaboration with The Royal Parks. This tradition continued with Fischli & Weiss’s Rock on Top of Another Rock in 2013, Bertrand Lavier’s Fountain in 2014, Michael Craig-Martin’s Transience in 2015 and Alex Katz’s sculpture, Ada (Wind Vane), in 2016. In its subtle interplay of elements and setting, Ufan’s new work, Relatum – Stage (2018), builds on ideas that permeated previous artworks in the series, as well as the artist’s own ongoing exploration of materiality and difference.

http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/lee-ufan-relatum-stage

AU-DELÀ DES SOUVENIRS - Lee Ufan chez Le Corbusier, Couvent de la Tourette: Sept. 20 - Dec. 20, 2017 by Hannah Moon

 Couvent de La Tourette 69210 Eveux - L'Arbresle FRANCE  http://www.couventdelatourette.fr  Associated exhibition to the 14th Biennale de Lyon  On the occasion of the 2017 Biennale, Lee Ufan (1936, South Korea), one of the most influential Korean contemporary artists on the international scene, has been invited to create a dialogue with the convent architecture. In his sculptural work, Lee Ufan, brings together antagonistic elements. He confronts natural materials (wood, stone, cotton) with industrial materials (metal, glass, mirrors) and plays with notions of emptiness, space and energy. Through (the balance of) their contrasts, the elements reveal their shape, their mass and their relationship with the surrounding space. Lee Ufan has exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Tate Modern in London, the Kunstmuseum, Bonn and the Yokohama Art Museum. He also took over the Château de Versailles in spring 2014.

Couvent de La Tourette
69210 Eveux - L'Arbresle
FRANCE

http://www.couventdelatourette.fr

Associated exhibition to the 14th Biennale de Lyon

On the occasion of the 2017 Biennale, Lee Ufan (1936, South Korea), one of the most influential Korean contemporary artists on the international scene, has been invited to create a dialogue with the convent architecture. In his sculptural work, Lee Ufan, brings together antagonistic elements. He confronts natural materials (wood, stone, cotton) with industrial materials (metal, glass, mirrors) and plays with notions of emptiness, space and energy. Through (the balance of) their contrasts, the elements reveal their shape, their mass and their relationship with the surrounding space. Lee Ufan has exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Tate Modern in London, the Kunstmuseum, Bonn and the Yokohama Art Museum. He also took over the Château de Versailles in spring 2014.

lee ufan pressentiment, centre de création contemporaine olivier debré: Jul. 8 - Nov. 12, 2017 by Hannah Moon

 Lee Ufan was one of the founders and the principal theorist of the art movement known as Mono-Ha, which emerged in Japan in 1968. As was the case in other movements which were active in Europe and the United States at the same time, Mono-Ha participated in a profound questioning of the very foundations of art, even its very definition.  At the ccc od lee ufan will be showing an exhibition that has been profoundly inspired by the darkness emanating from the exhibition space, the Black Gallery, which has been specially chosen for this project. Here six unseen installations can be discovered walking through six rooms, expressed using the quintessential elements of his artistic lexicon, with sculptures marrying stone found in the natural world and industrial metal, and paintings showing the trace of a single gesture. Moving from shadow into light, each installation is an invitation to encounter and meditate.  Lee Ufan’s works display an extreme simplicity of form and are characterised by his minimal intervention in terms of space and materials, based on the principle that “seeing, choosing, borrowing or moving are all part of the creative act.” The artist’s research is based on the association of ‘doing and not doing’, what is created and what exists already. The void and the resonance between objects are conferred with as much importance as the objects themselves. Thus Lee Ufan is developing an ‘art of encounter’ based on his artistic expression, building bridges between the visible and the invisible, between humans and the infinite space surrounding them. Using pared-down sculptural methods, the silent art of Lee Ufan elicits a physical and metaphysical experience of “being in the world”.   http://www.cccod.fr   CCC OD Jardin François 1er 37000 Tours   

Lee Ufan was one of the founders and the principal theorist of the art movement known as Mono-Ha, which emerged in Japan in 1968. As was the case in other movements which were active in Europe and the United States at the same time, Mono-Ha participated in a profound questioning of the very foundations of art, even its very definition.

At the ccc od lee ufan will be showing an exhibition that has been profoundly inspired by the darkness emanating from the exhibition space, the Black Gallery, which has been specially chosen for this project. Here six unseen installations can be discovered walking through six rooms, expressed using the quintessential elements of his artistic lexicon, with sculptures marrying stone found in the natural world and industrial metal, and paintings showing the trace of a single gesture. Moving from shadow into light, each installation is an invitation to encounter and meditate.

Lee Ufan’s works display an extreme simplicity of form and are characterised by his minimal intervention in terms of space and materials, based on the principle that “seeing, choosing, borrowing or moving are all part of the creative act.” The artist’s research is based on the association of ‘doing and not doing’, what is created and what exists already. The void and the resonance between objects are conferred with as much importance as the objects themselves. Thus Lee Ufan is developing an ‘art of encounter’ based on his artistic expression, building bridges between the visible and the invisible, between humans and the infinite space surrounding them. Using pared-down sculptural methods, the silent art of Lee Ufan elicits a physical and metaphysical experience of “being in the world”.

http://www.cccod.fr

CCC OD
Jardin François 1er
37000 Tours

 

Lee Ufan Ceramics, Pace Gallery New York: Mar 10 – Apr 08, 2017 by Hannah Moon

New York–Pace Gallery is pleased to present Lee Ufan: Ceramics, the first solo exhibition of the artist’s ceramic works in North America.

Part of Asia Art Week New York, the exhibition will be on view from March 9 through April 8, 2017, at 32 East 57th Street.

The works in this show were made in conjunction with the Manufacture de Sèvres, a French factory renowned for its porcelain and longstanding history of working with artists.

An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Pace will publish a digital catalogue to accompany the exhibition, with an essay by Valérie Duponchelle.

http://www.pacegallery.com