Hamburger Bahnhof presents the first retrospective of the painter and sculptor Lee Ufan in Germany. Lee is one of the most important representatives of the Mono-ha school in Japan and the Dansaekhwa movement in Korea, which developed parallel to other minimalist art movements. The exhibition shows around 50 works from five decades of his creative work.
Lee’s decades-long engagement with painting is the subject of an extraordinary highlight: Rembrandt’s famous “Self-Portrait with Velvet Barret” (1634) from the Berlin Gemäldegalerie is being shown for the first time at Hamburger Bahnhof and enters into a dialogue with Lee’s expansive installation “Relatum – The Mirror Road” (2016/2023). In this way, Lee’s art introduces visitors to the formative …
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Image above: Lee Ufan, “Relatum,” 1979, cotton and steel wire, 60 x 250 x 400 cm, Lee Ufan Foundation Arles © Lee Ufan. Courtesy of Studio Lee Ufan / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023