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Lee Bul, Willing To Be Vulnerable, 2015–2016. Installation view of the 20th Biennale of Sydney, 2016. Photo: Algirdas Bakas, photo courtesy: Studio Lee Bul
Lee Bul. Willing To Be Vulnerable, 2015–2016. Installation view of the 20th Biennale of Sydney, 2016.

Lee Bul: Crash

Lee Bul, one of the most important Korean artists of her generation, has received much international recognition for her formally inventive and intellectually provocative work. A mix of performance and installation art, her multifaceted output explores dreams, ideals and utopias influenced by futuristic theories and science fiction, bioengineering and visionary architecture. During her thirty-year artistic career, Lee Bul's upbringing was strongly shaped by South Korea’s evolution from a military dictatorship to democracy in constant confrontation with North Korea, located just a few miles away. Her works attest to an intense reflection on historical and political discourses, the challenges of globalisation and technical progress, but also the ideals of human and social perfection and their potential failure.

From 29 September 2018 to 13 January 2019, the Gropius Bau presents the first solo exhibition of Lee Bul in Germany. The comprehensive exhibition also includes a series of new works that Lee Bul created specifically for the Gropius Bau.

An exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery, London in association with the Gropius Bau, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal.

Made possible by Hauptstadtkulturfonds
With additional support from Korea Foundation
Partners Wall, Visit Berlin, Dussmann
Media partners Tagesspiegel, Monopol, Missy Magazine, Interview Magazin, Exberliner, Berlin Art Link, In Your Pocket, Where Berlin

Tickets & Dates

Lee Bul: Crash


29 September 2018 to 13 January 2019


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WED to MON 10:00 to 19:00
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