The Mori Art Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibition, "Lee Bul: From Me, Belongs to You Only" from 4 February through 27 May, 2012. Lee Bul was born in South Korea in 1964 and has been considered one of Asia' s leading artists since the 1990s, when her work was shown at numerous international venues including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Lyon Biennale and the Venice Biennale.
Having set out on her career in the late 1980s, Lee's maturation as an artist coincided with South Korea's development in terms of democracy, modernization and economic strength. Lee tends to make reference to 20th century utopian theory, literature and politics in her work, and often imbues it with elements of South Korea' s modern history as well as her own personal history. In this way, Lee has questioned the nature of human beings and their notions of ideal society with the aim of arriving at universal values.
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This exhibition will include early performances using her own body, a series of works in which sculpture is presented as an existence transcending the human body, and also recent works reminiscent of architectural or urban planning models. Through her practice, Lee has sought to transcend both the human body and society as we know them, and this exhibition represents the first chance to get a full overview of that process. It will include around 45 works, several of which are new.
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