Lee Bul transforms the Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape.
Monstrous bodies, futuristic cyborgs, glittering mirrored environments and an exquisitely surreal monumental foil Zeppelin are amongst the artworks shown in this ambitious exhibition by the South Korean artist Lee Bul.
As one of the most acclaimed contemporary artists from Asia, Lee Bul has received much international recognition for her inventive and provocative practice. Encompassing painting, sculpture, performance and installation, her multifaceted output explores utopian theories rooted in elements of science fiction, folklore, social and art history, urbanism, futurism, architecture and bioengineering.
Bringing together more than 100 works from the late 1980s to the present day, this exhibition explores the full range of Lee Bul’s pioneering and thought-provoking practice, from provocative early performances to recent large-scale installations.
Coinciding with the Hayward Gallery’s 50th anniversary, the exhibition will celebrate the 1960s iconic Brutalist architecture with a striking new site-specific installation Weep into stones (2017–18), in which Lee Bul responds to both the fabric of the Hayward and its radical design by draping the gallery in a shimmering curtain of fine steel wire, crystal and glass.
1 Jun 2018 - 19 Aug 2018