Lee Bul

Internationally acclaimed for her work, Lee Bul held a solo project show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1997, and was selected as a finalist for the Hugo Boss Prize, administered by the Guggenheim Museum, in 1998. For the 1999 Venice Biennale, where she was awarded a special prize, she exhibited in both the Korean national pavilion and the international exhibition at the Arsenale. Lee’s art explores the uneasy coexistence of contradictory values in modern society, integrating insights into Korean modernity with ideas drawn from current critical discourses. Her work for Tomorrow, Maquette for Mon grand récit (2005), fuses historical references to failed utopian aspirations with the artist’s individual perceptions and memories, resulting in an imaginative narrative that delves into the dialectical tension between the real and the ideal, the abject and the beautiful, the mundane and the sublime.



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