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NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

LEE BUL Via Negativa (interior detail), 2012 Wood, acrylic mirror, two-way mirror, LED lighting, alkyd paint, English and Korean editions of The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind 114.17 x 236.22 x 236.22 inches 290 x 600 x 600 cm

Lehmann Maupin, New York is pleased to present Lee Bul’s fourth exhibition with the gallery, on view at 201 Chrystie Street from May 2 through June 21, 2014. Further expanding her exploration of the intrinsic tension within utopian idealism, Lee will present new sculptural works and a large-scale installation in this exhibition. The artist’s practice of employing formal, architectural and theoretical concepts continues with this show, inviting the viewer to reassess humanity’s vision of a perfect future. The artist will be present for an opening reception on Friday, May 2nd.

In her recent work, Lee has moved beyond the corporeal dimension toward a consideration of the larger human environment, drawing upon the utopian ideals of the theoretical work of German architect and urban planner Bruno Taut (1880-1938). Suspended from the gallery ceiling and floating freely overhead, Lee’s Untitled (2014) formally echoes the detailed architectural drawings of Taut’s 1917 volume, Alpine Architecture. Intricately constructed of crystal, glass, and acrylic beads in a latticework of steel and bronze chains, the sculpture brings to mind a future cityscape, infused with Taut’s vision of a new architectural paradigm.

Lee Bul Exhibition
Date: May 2nd – June 21st, 2014
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Closed on Sunday, Monday
Place: Lehmann Maupin Gallery
Address: 540 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001
Tel: +1 212 255 2923

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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