A pioneer of the Mono-ha movement in Japan, Lee Ufan developed a sculptural practice in the 1960s that explored the tension between natural and man-made materials and the dialogue between object and space. In 1972 he changed the titles of the works that he had made up to that point to Relatum, referring to a concept in Heideggerian philosophy, which conveyed the artist’s interest in contingent circumstances. Read more...
The exhibition at Dia:Beacon, resulting from close collaboration with the artist, will showcase Dia’s 2017 acquisition of three sculptural works by Lee – Relatum (formerly System, 1969), Relatum (formerly Language, 1971), and Relatum (1974)—alongside several important loans.
Lee Ufan, Relatum (Iron Field), 1969/1994/2008, installation view, Art Basel Unlimited 2018. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo Dawn Blackman, courtesy Pace Gallery
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