Lee Bul “Willing To Be Vulnerable”, 2015–2016. Photo: Algirdas Bakas, photo courtesy: Studio Lee Bul
Lee Bul “Willing To Be Vulnerable”, 2015–2016. Willing To Be Vulnerable, 2015–2016. Installation view of the 20th Biennale of Sydney, 2016. Heavy-duty fabric, metalized film, transparent film, polyurethane ink, fog machine, LED lighting, electronic wiring, dimensions variable.

Lee Bul. Visionary Landscapes

Lee Bul (b. 1964), 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, as well as Japanese anime and manga. During her thirty-year artistic career, Lee Bul has witnessed 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 globalization and technical progress, but also the ideals of human and social perfection and their potential failure.

From September 2018 to January 2019, Martin-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 Martin-Gropius-Bau.

An exhibition in collaboration with the Hayward Gallery London, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal.

Made possible by the Capital Cultural Fund.

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Lee Bul. Visionary Landscapes


September 2018 to January 2019


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