Joining all the other galleries in Hong Kong’s Pedder Building:
Lehmann Maupin Gallery will open its first exhibition space outside New York, on Thursday, 14 March 2013, in the historic Pedder Building in Hong Kong. One of the city’s most iconic buildings, located in the heart of Central, the neo-classical building was constructed in 1923 and is the last surviving pre-war building in the area. For nearly eighty years, the building has been a hub for cultural commerce, and today, it is home to some of Hong Kong’s most established art galleries. Lehmann Maupin has retained world-renowned architect Rem Koolhaas and his firm OMA to renovate the gallery space and offices.
The gallery announced today that it will launch its international exhibition program with a solo show of new work by Lee Bul. Considered to be the leading Korean artist of her generation, Lee Bul has achieved international recognition for her formally inventive, intellectually provocative work and her mastery of diverse media from drawing and performance to sculpture, painting, installation and video. This inaugural exhibition will focus on her drawing practice, featured alongside two new painted sculptures, marking the first time that the artist, academically trained in sculpture, has incorporated painting into her sculptural work.