Venice Biennale: Dansaekhwa with Lee Ufan / by Christophe Choi

May 8, 2015 - August 15, 2015
Palazzo Contarini Polignac

874 Dorsoduro, 30123 Venice, Italy

From Venice Dansaekhwa press release:

Kukje Gallery is very happy to announce the opening of a major site-specific installation of new works by Lee Ufan to coincide with Dansaekhwa, an official Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition–la Biennale di Venezia. Internationally celebrated for his intellectual and formal rigor, Lee’s installation of new sculptures and paintings will fill the first floor of the Palazzo Contarini-Polignac. Created specifically for Venice, these five new site-specific works echo his constant interrogation of the relationship between painted and unpainted, occupied and empty space. Each work has been installed in a separate space on the ground floor of the Palazzo, consisting of the artist’s iconic rock installations and a painting from his Dialogue series. Together these gestures immerse the visitor in a space that is at the same time untouched and engaged, reflecting the thin line between doing and non-doing that marks the artist’s ongoing exploration of the relationship between materials and perceptions.