Lee Ufan

Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart
dal 27 Ottobre 2023 al 10 Marzo 2024

The exhibition

The Berlin-based Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart presents the first comprehensive retrospective of the painter and sculptor Lee Ufan in Germany. Lee is one of the most important representatives of the Mono-ha school in Japan and the Dansaekhwa movement in Korea, which developed in parallel to other minimal art movements.
The exhibition shows about 50 works from the past five decades. Lee’s decades-long engagement with painting is addressed by an extraordinary highlight: Rembrandt’s famous Self-Portrait with Velvet Beret (1634) from the Berlin Gemäldegalerie is shown for the first time at Hamburger Bahnhof and enters into a dialogue with Lee’s expansive installation “Relatum – The Mirror Road” (2016/2023). In this way, Lee’s art introduces visitors to the formative art movements of Japan and Korea in the 1970s and provides a new perspective on an icon of Western European art.

The exhibition is curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, with assistant curators Luisa Bachmann and Lisa Hörstmann.

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