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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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Financial Times

January 11, 2017

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Video: Lee Bul’s Monumental Sydney Biennale Dreamscape Artinfo

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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The Korea Herald

October 1, 2014

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The Korea Herald

September 11, 2014

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The Brooklyn Rail

July 15, 2014

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Time Out New York

June 10, 2014

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The Creator's Project

May 22, 2014

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Time Out New York

May 22, 2014

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Artinfo

May 15, 2014

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Cool Hunting

May 5, 2014

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Art in America

May 2014

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Art Review

October 2013

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Whitewall

March 20, 2013

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Artinfo

March 14, 2013

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Time Out Hong Kong

March 13, 2013

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The Wall Street Journal

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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The Japan Times

April 5, 2012

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Art Asia Pacific

February 29, 2012

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The Korea Herald

February 5, 2012

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Artforum

January 2012

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Sculpture

April 30, 2011

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W Magazine

October 31, 2010

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Art + Auction

October 31, 2010

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Guardian

July 21, 2010

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Time Out New York

June 3, 2010

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Artnet

May 15, 2010

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The Japan Times

April 9, 2010

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The Korea Times

February 5, 2010

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Art In America

August 31, 2008

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Time Out New York

June 14, 2008

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The New Yorker

June 9, 2008

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Art + Auction

June 1, 2008

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The New York Times

May 30, 2008

The New York Times


Lee Bul
Lehmann Maupin
540 West 26th Street, Chelsea
Through June 14
The work of Lee Bul, one of
South Korea's most prominent
contemporary artists, has
evolved from statement-making
installations involving cyborgs,
rotting fish and karaoke to retrofuturistic
abstract sculptures: In
this show, her first with the gallery,
Ms. Lee unites disparate visions
of modernity: utopian and
dystopian, masculine and feminine.
In the first gallery, Ms. Lee has
constructed sculptures of mechanical-
looking pieces of steel in
shallow, mirrored boxes. From
certain angles, LED lights and
two-way mirrors create the illusion
of infinite space. These devices
work well in a gridded floor
sculpture, but several vertical
variations lack mystique.
In a second gallery a hanging
sculpture, "Untitled (After Bruno
Taut series)" (2008), is paired
wjth a black, cavelike structure,
"Bunker - M. Bakhtin" (2007).
(Their titles pay homage to the
Russian philosopl)er Mikhail
Bakhtin and the Weimar-era architect
Bruno Taut.) Within the
interior of "Bunker" is a pair of
headphones, which emit a loud,
screeching noise. The other
sculpture, a glittering mass of
crystals and chains on a wire armature,
is as enticing as "Bunker"
is forbidding.
In an earlier body of work,
"Live Forever," Ms. Lee ensconced
viewers in individual karaoke
pods. Here, she has created
a sculptural environment that is
just as visionary, but less hostile.
to social interaction.
KAREN ROSENBERG