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Lee Bul: From me, Belongs to you only The first large-scale solo exhibition of Asia's leading female artist MORI ART MUSEUM 53F ROPPONNGI HILLS MORI TOWER

About the Exhibition

Apparition (detail)
2001
Installation view in "Real Utopia - Stories of the Unlimited,"
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2006-2007
Collection: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Photo: Atsushi Nakamichi / Nacasa & Partners

Cravings
1989
Outdoor performance, Jangheung, Korea
Courtesy: Studio Lee Bul

Cyborg W4
1998
Collection: Artsonje Center, Seoul
Courtesy: Studio Lee Bul
Photo: Yoon Hyung-moon

Since the 1990s, Lee Bul has built an international career as one of the leading contemporary artists from Asia. Her oeuvre is dominated by sculptures that demonstrate a mastery of materials and techniques, including her celebrated Cyborgs and Anagrams series, hybrid machine-and-organic forms referencing critical theory as well as dystopian cinematic worlds; karaoke "pods" that evoke space capsules for eternal sleep; and glittering, spectral gures and cityscapes that seem to be falling into ruin. For over twenty years, it could be said that Lee, whose practice has spanned her home country's transition from military dictatorship to democracy, has been on a quest for an elusive something . the ultimate physical form perhaps, or the ideal society. While showcasing her major works in the four sections "Ephemeral Presence," "Beyond Human," "Utopia and Dreamscape" and "From Me, Belongs to You Only," in the "Studio" section this exhibition will present the drawings and models that also form the font of her ideas. The subtitle "From Me, Belongs to You Only" is also a message from Lee: her attempt to find the "something" for which she is constantly searching in a personal relationship with each individual viewer. Come and experience that message for yourself in the spaces at "Lee Bul: From Me, Belongs to You Only."

Schedule: 4 February - 27 May, 2012
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Venue: Mori Art Museum 53F Ropponngi Hills Mori Tower
Organizer: Mori Art Museum
In Association with: Korean Cultural Center, Korean Residents Union In Japan
Corporate Sponsor: OBAYASHI CORPORATION
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Soo Seok Trading Co.,LTD.
Ilshin Foundation
SANKEN SETSUBI KOGYO CO.,LTD.
SHINRYO CORPORATION
Special Support: RYOKO CO., LTD.
Cooperation: Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE

Sternbau No. 4
2007
Private Collection, Shanghai
Photo Courtesy: the artist and Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
Courtesy: Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
Photo: Patrick Gries

View of the artist's drawing studio, with After Bruno Taut (A formal feeling comes)
2006
Courtesy: Studio Lee Bul.