Asian Contemporary Artist Solo Exhibition Series Ⅲ
Lee Bul: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Exhibition

Flyer of Lee Bul exhibition

This was the third in the “Asian Contemporary Artist Solo Exhibition Series. Through her installation, the internationally renowned female Korean artist Lee Bul turned the entire Japan Foundation Forum venue into a theatrum orbis terrarum (theatre of the world). The exhibition coincided with the trend since the start of the 21st century for artists to turn their eyes toward such problems as science and technology, life and death, and the environment. In the new work created for this exhibition, layers of translucent objects emitting a murky light in the shape of body parts and organs were hung from the ceiling, creating a spectacular vista.

Data
Dates & Venue
(Tokyo)
June 7–July 13, 2003
The Japan Foundation Forum
(Kurashiki, Japan) August 2–September 15, 2003
Kojima Torajiro Memorial Hall, Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki
Curators Furuichi Yasuko (The Japan Foundation Asia Center)
Artists Lee Bul
Organizers Tokyo
The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Kurashiki
Ohara Museum of Art; The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Related Programs Artist's Talk “Lee Bul Talks About Her New Work”
June 7, 2003/ The Japan Foundation Forum
Links The Japan Foundation Website

Catalogue

Lee Bul: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Edited by Furuichi Yasuko

  • Publisher:
    Tokyo: The Japan Foundation Asia Center
  • Year:
    2003
  • Total Number of Pages:
    84
  • Size:
    26 cm
  • Series Title
    Asian Contemporary Artist Solo Exhibition Series; 3
  • Language:
    Japanese (jpn); English (eng)
  • NCID:
    BA63804797

[Contents]

p. 1 Plates Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
p. 20 Foreword
The Japan Foundation Asia Center
p. 25 イ・ブルの《世界の舞台》
カン・テヒ|姜太姫
p. 31 アーティストの二つの身体:イ・ブルへのインタビュー
インタビュアー= キム・スンドク
p. 35 Lee Bul's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Kang Tae-hi (Professor, The Korean National University of Arts)
p. 41 Les deux corps de l'artiste: An Interview with Lee Bul
Interview by Kim Seung-duk (Critic; Curator)
p. 45 Plates Previous Works
p. 70 Biography
p. 73 Bibliography
p. 78 List of Works

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