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From 26 October, the first retrospective of the painter and sculptor Lee Ufan in Germany can be seen in the new special exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof. The exhibition shows around 50 works from five decades of his creative work.


Lee Ufan is one of the most important representatives of the Mono-ha school in Japan and the Dansaekhwa movement in Korea, which developed parallel to other minimalist art movements.

Lee's decades-long engagement with painting is the subject of an extraordinary highlight: for the first time, Rembrandt's famous "Self-Portrait with Velvet Barrette" (1634) from the Berlin Gemäldegalerie will be shown in the Hamburger Bahnhof and juxtaposed with Lee's expansive installation "Relatum - The Mirror Road" (2016/2023) in an intervention by the artist. In this way, Lee's art introduces visitors to the formative art currents of Japan and Korea in the 1970s and enables a new view of an icon of Western European art.

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Opening hours:

Tue, Wed, Fri 10am - 6pm
Thu 10 - 20 h
Sat + Sun 11 - 18 h