Lee Ufan (이우환)

“It is our dream come true to work with Lee Ufan in London” enthused Hans Ulrich Obrist at the KCCUK talk which marked the installation of Lee’s Relatum – Stage outside the Serpentine Gallery on 6 February. After Lee’s hugely high-profile project at Versailles in 2014, with such a dramatic backdrop, the siting in a […]

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Lee Ufan: Relatum – Stage, in Kensington Gardens

by Events Editor 23 January 2018
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An upcoming installation by Lee Ufan, using stones sourced in Wales. Lee Ufan: Relatum – Stage Serpentine Gallery | Kensington Gardens | London W2 3XA 6 Feb 2018 to 29 Jul 2018 extended to 27 January 2019 Artist Lee Ufan brings new public sculpture to Kensington Gardens. ‘The work of art is a representation of […]

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Lee Ufan in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

by Events Editor 23 January 2018
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A talk to go with Lee Ufan’s installation outside the Serpentine Gallery. Lee Ufan in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist 6 Feb 2018, 6:00 pm Korean Cultural Centre UK, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW, Main Entrance: Northumberland Avenue Tickets £5 via Ticketweb Lee Ufan will be in conversation with Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director, […]

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Exhibition news: Dansaekhwa — Minimal Korean Art of the 1970s, at The Arts Club

by Events Editor 9 January 2016
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Coinciding with the opening of the Park Seo-bo solo exhibition at White Cube is a broader exhibition of Dansaekhwa at the Arts Club. Open to non-members by appointment only at the times mentioned below. Dansaekhwa: Minimal Korean Art of the 1970s The Arts Club 40 Dover Street | Mayfair | London W1S 4NP | www.theartsclub.co.uk […]

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Exhibition visit: Korean artists at Art 15

by Philip Gowman 26 May 2015
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No matter how prepared you think you are when you go to an art fair, you’ll always be caught unawares by a gallery who is showing an artist you weren’t expecting, or by a new side to an artist you thought you knew. In the most unlikely corner of the hall you can come across […]

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Dansaekhwa – a Biennale collateral event in Venice, 7 May – 15 Aug

by Events Editor 3 May 2015
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Lee Ufan returns to Venice with some site-specific work as part of an official collateral event of Dansaekhwa artists: Dansaekhwa Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia Dates: May 7–August 15, 2015 Opening: May 7, 7pm Venue: Palazzo Contarini-Polignac | 874 Dorsoduro | 30123 Venezia www.villaempain.com | www.kukjegallery.com | www.tinakimgallery.com […]

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Lee Ufan – The Art of Encounter, in conversation at the KCC

by Events Editor 14 March 2015
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Coinciding with the opening of his latest exhibition at the Lisson Gallery, Lee Ufan will be in conversation at the KCCUK on 21 March: LEE UFAN – The Art of Encounter In Conversation with Dr. Lena Fritsch and Dr. Charlotte Horlyck Saturday 21 March, 2015 4-6pm followed by a Reception Korean Cultural Centre UK Grand […]

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Lee Ufan returns to Lisson Gallery

by Events Editor 7 March 2015
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In his first solo show in the UK since 2008, Lee Ufan makes a welcome return to the Lisson Gallery this month. Look out, too, for a talk by the artist at the KCCUK on 21 March. Lee Ufan 25 March – 9 May 2015 Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm | Saturday: 11:00am – […]

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Dansaekhwa comes to France

by Events Editor 5 November 2014
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As an incredible Lee Ufan exhibition closes in Versailles, Gallerie Perotin opens a solo show by Park Seo-Bo. Lee Ufan Versailles Gardens 17 June to 2 November 2014 Why choose Lee Ufan as the contemporary artist for 2014 in Versailles? Dare I say that, again, it is André Le Nôtre who influenced both Alfred Pacquement, […]

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Bankable and emerging Korean artists at Art13: London’s latest international art fair

by Philip Gowman 8 March 2013
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To a casual observer, there might already seem to be a wide range of art fairs in London. The season starts with the London Art Fair in January and finishes with the Frieze in October. In between there’s plenty of smaller shows to keep various parts of the market satisfied. So launching a completely new […]

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Some almost affordable Lee Ufan at Christies

by Philip Gowman 28 January 2013
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Some unusual and almost affordable Lee Ufan pieces are coming up for sale at Christie’s London on 14 February: an untitled charcoal on paper (55.2 x 73cm) work from 1984… and another similarly sized untitled work from 1977, ink and gouache on paper. Click on the links / images to find out more on the […]

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And for Christmas I’d like…

by Philip Gowman 26 September 2012
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If there are any chaebol bosses out there with 500 million won to spare, there’s an opportunity to buy me a nice Lee Ufan which would look very good above my fireplace at home. The auction is 12 October at Christie’s in London. Thank you. Keywords: Artists: Lee Ufan (이우환) Organisations and venues: Christie’s Other […]

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2012 Travel Diary 1: Dansaekhwa – Korean Monochrome Painting at the Museum of Contemporary Art

by Philip Gowman 24 April 2012
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Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, Saturday 24 March 2012. Whenever I come to Seoul I always try to get to Seoul Grand Park in Gwacheon to visit the National Museum of Contemporary Art. Even if there isn’t a particularly interesting special exhibition on (and that’s rare), their permanent collection is always worth a browse. This time, the special […]

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Dansaekhwa: Korean Monochrome Painting, at MMCA Gwacheon

by Events Editor 2 March 2012
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A major retrospective of possibly modern Korea’s most representative artistic style: Dansaekhwa: Korean Monochrome Painting National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon 17 March – 13 May 2012 Highlights Korean monochrome paintings from the 1970s to the present in the largest such exhibition in Korea. Landscape of the mind as embodied by monochrome painters […]

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Korean footnotes from Venice Biennale 2011

by Philip Gowman 10 November 2011
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In previous biennales, Korean artists have had prominent solo exhibitions as collateral events to the main exhibition in the Giardini. We’ve had Atta Kim, Lee Ufan, and Chun Woo-jung in previous years, as well as participations in group shows. In 2011 I failed to find any Korean solo events. There were, however, three high profile […]

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Exhibition visit: Lee Ufan – Marking Infinity at the Guggenheim

by Philip Gowman 30 June 2011
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Lee Ufan’s current exhibition at the Guggenheim New York is his first major show in the US, and only the third by an Asian at the prestigious space – the previous being by Cai Guo-Qiang (I Want to Believe, 2008) and fellow Korean Paik Nam-june (The Worlds of Nam June Paik, 2000). With three-dimensional installations […]

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Lee Ufan at the opening of Marking Infinity

by Philip Gowman 26 June 2011
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The opening of Lee Ufan’s “Marking Infinity” at the Guggenheim. Lee tells his audience how he spent three weeks wrestling with the curved interior space of the Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda. http://twitpic.com/5h3ui5 Keywords: Artists: Lee Ufan (이우환) Other tags: Dansaekhwa

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