The exhibition of the South Korean artist opens in the Manege

13 November 2020

It took two years to prepare for the show of Lee Bul's works.

Today, November 13, the Manege Central exhibition hall opens an exhibition of Lee Bul - a famous artist from South Korea. Visitors to the personal exhibition "Utopia Saved" will see installations and architectural models on the theme of utopias and dystopias created by the author over the past 15 years.

According to the project manager and initiator Anna Kirikova, the preparation of the exhibition has taken two years. It is noted that it was when there was an acquaintance with Lee Bul and her visit to the Manege. This was of great importance, since the artist works with the design of landscapes according to the site-specific principle: the features of the exhibition space affect the location of installations.

"The author could not personally come to the Northern capital and supervise the installation. Therefore, in order to make the layout as accurate as possible, Lee Bul had to create a man-made model of the Manege on a scale of 1: 50. She arranged her works on two floors of a cardboard and metal building to create an immersive, absorbing landscape, " - the Saint-Petersburg TV channel quotes Anna Kirikova’s words.

As noted on the website of the Manege, Lee Bul was inspired by constructivism, as well as Russian avant-garde art and architecture at a crucial moment in her work.

You will be able to visit the exhibition until January 31, 2021.