Lee Ufan was in conversation with Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Korean Cultural Centre UK.
Lee Ufan (b. 1936 in Kyongnam, South Korea) came to prominence in the late 1960s as one of the major theoretical and practical proponents of the avant-garde Mono-ha group. The first contemporary art movement in Japan to gain international recognition, Mono-ha (Object School) rejected Western notions of representation, focusing on the relationships between materials and perceptions rather than on expression or intervention. Ufan’s minimalist works using only two materials – steel and stone – are characteristic of this school of thought.
Ufan‘s public sculpture, Relatum – Stage was installed outside the Serpentine Gallery from 6 February to 29 July 2018.