Item description for Lee Ufan: Encounter with the Other by Lee Ufan, Silke Von Berswordt-wallrabe & Silke Von Berswordt-wallrabe...
South Korean-born artist Lee Ufan, who came to prominence in the late 1960s as part of the Japanese Mono-ha (Object School) group, has consistently focused on challenging the delineations between sculpture and painting. This gives his work many stylistic affinities with American Minimalism: "Relatum-Kiss" (1986), for example, is a floor piece consisting of two stones resting on Carl Andre-esque iron plates. Ufan's theoretical writings are also a significant part of his oeuvre; they refer heavily to philosophy--which he studied in Tokyo before co-founding Mono-ha. "It is difficult to say what is perfect or what is balanced, but the movement of vision in relation to similarity and difference is endless," he has written, in a characteristic meditation on aesthetics. Ufan has been exhibiting his work internationally since the early 70s. This monograph places him in context with his peers, and engages in a socio-historical examination of his theoretical writing.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
ISBN 386521634X ISBN13 9783865216342
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More About Lee Ufan, Silke Von Berswordt-wallrabe & Silke Von Berswordt-wallrabe
Lee Ufan was born in Kyongsangnarndo, South Korea, in 1936. He is internationally regarded as the most significant Asian artist of his generation. After his first solo exhibition in Japan in 1967, he went on to participate in Documenta VI (1977) and in 1969 and 1973 represented Korea in the Sao Paulo Bienal. His most recent exhibition was held at the Lisson Gallery in London in 2004. He currently lives in Japan and France.