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

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 Christophe Choi

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

Lee Ufan in Castello di Ama by Christophe Choi

Vernissage: October 9, 2016
Castello di Ama, Gaiole in Chianti, Siena, Italy
http://www.castellodiama.com/en

Castello di Ama is pleased to announce Topos (Excavated), a new installation by the renowned Korean artist Lee Ufan. This is the latest in a series of site-specific, permanent artworks for Castello di Ama for Contemporary Art, and the first project undertaken in collaboration with Philip Larratt-Smith, who was appointed curator of Ama last year.

[Full Press Release]

Château La Coste by Christophe Choi

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May 29, 2016 - September 24, 2016
Château La Coste
2750 Route De La Cride
13610 Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France

Château La Coste, in collaboration with Lisson Gallery and galerie kamel mennour, is delighted to present an exhibition of new and recent work by Lee Ufan. Housed within a custom-built gallery space designed by French architect, Jean Michel Wilmotte, this is the second exhibition in Château La Coste’s art programme. [More info at the website]