Lee Bul is regarded as one of the most important artists in Asia and the exhibition in Gothenburg includes many central works, with an emphasis on sculpture. She is chiefly interested in questions about utopias, order and power in relation to the body, materials and architecture.
The exhibition in Gothenburg features a selection of works from the past fifteen years. A crucial piece in the exhibition is the large-format sculpture Willing to be Vulnerable, a ten-metre-long inflatable, hovering zeppelin in glassy polished silver metallic. These enormous, motorized gas balloons were used chiefly during the interwar period and became associated with optimism for the future and advancing technology, as well as destruction and disasters.
The solo exhibition by Lee Bul is in line with the major focus on important female artists during the past ten years at the Gothenburg Museum of Art.
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Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg 2022.
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