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Tokamachi City, Japan

July 26 – September 13, 2015

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September 5 – November 9, 2014

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Lee Bul

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January 11, 2017

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April 14 2016

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'Embassy of The Real': a Biennale of Sydney satellite show on Cockatoo Island Wallpaper* Magazine

March 24 2016

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Artist Talk: Lee Bul 20th Biennale of Sydney

March 18, 2016, 1PM
Turbine Hall, Cockatoo Island, New South Wales, Australia

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Sydney Biennale review – contemporary art meets sci-fi in wide-reaching show The Guardian

March 18 2016

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Sydney Biennale Announces Artist List Artforum

October 28 2015

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Lee Bul’s Fog-Covered Installation at Palais de Tokyo ARTINFO

October 21 2015

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October 1, 2014

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September 11, 2014

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July 15, 2014

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June 10, 2014

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May 22, 2014

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May 22, 2014

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May 15, 2014

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May 5, 2014

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May 2014

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October 2013

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March 20, 2013

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March 14, 2013

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March 13, 2013

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March 13, 2013

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Art Asia Pacific Where I Work: Lee Bul

March/April 2013

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Lehmann Maupin's Inaugural Hong Kong Exhibition Features New Work by Leading Korean Artist Lee Bul 14 March - 11 May 2013

January 28 2013

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The Creator's Project

September 20, 2012

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Real Tokyo

April 5, 2012

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April 5, 2012

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February 29, 2012

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February 5, 2012

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January 2012

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April 30, 2011

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October 31, 2010

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October 31, 2010

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July 21, 2010

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June 3, 2010

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May 15, 2010

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April 9, 2010

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February 5, 2010

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August 31, 2008

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June 14, 2008

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June 9, 2008

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June 1, 2008

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May 30, 2008

Lee Bul’s Fog-Covered Installation at Palais de Tokyo

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Leading Korean contemporary artist Lee Bul has just unveiled a dramatic intervention on the building of the Palais de Tokyo to coincide with this year’s FIAC art fair in Paris.


Entitled “Aubade III,” the installation is presented as part of France-Korea year in collaboration with the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul, where it was first exhibited from September 2014 to March 2015. Painstakingly crafted out of aluminum, metallized film, polycarbonate, and LEDs, Aubade III has a jagged, bristling appearance that evokes a nostalgia for the geometric precision of early 20th century modernist architecture, as well as the dashed utopian promises that it embodied. A fog machine releases a miasmic cloud that engulfs the artwork every hour, adding a sinister dimension to the piece.


Curator Khairuddin Hori notes that Lee’s work has always provoked audiences into pondering larger questions surrounding the grand narratives of modernity and progress in contemporary society. “Lee Bul is an artist who is very precise in her thinking and art-making such that every single artwork she presents becomes a cause for deep introspection.”


Some of Lee’s recent milestones include being granted the prestigious Noon Award for established artist at the Gwangju Biennale in 2014, and a major retrospective “From Me, Belongs to You Only” at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo in 2012. While her early career focused on performative pieces that highlighted issues of gender and beauty, she has won the most acclaim for the fierce, hard-edged beauty of her large-scale installations made using industrial and synthetic materials that conjure up the specter of failed modernity.


“My general approach in art-making is to convey questions through sensorial mechanisms,” says Lee. “In turn, the audience starts to ask the same questions while experiencing my work.”


Lee Bul’s “Aubade III” runs at Palais de Tokyo through January 10, 2016.