In collaboration with the Hamburger Bahnhof - Nationalgalerie der Aktuell, the Gemäldegalerie is showing an intervention by the artist Lee Ufan in the Rembrandt Hall.
The artist Lee Ufan, born in 1936 in what is now South Korea, is considered an important representative of global post-war art with his minimalist art. He wrote philosophical writings influenced by his study of both Eastern and Western thought. In his works he repeatedly refers to European roots and deals intensively with the paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn.
Since 1968, Lee's sculptures have always had the same title: “Relatum” (Latin for relationship). In varying configurations, the artist seeks to create encounters and connections, primarily by bringing together different materials. In the sculpture “Relatum – The Position 1” presented in the Rembrandt Hall, he juxtaposes the processed, industrial product of steel with the natural properties of stone.
Lee creates a tension between the materials, the surrounding emptiness, the space and the viewer. In the Picture Gallery, Lee's sculpture enters into a complex dialogue with the surrounding works by Rembrandt and his students.
Rembrandt's “Self-Portrait with Velvet Beret” (1634), an outstanding work from the Berlin Rembrandt Collection, is currently on display at the Hamburger Bahnhof and is part of the “Lee Ufan” exhibition.
The intervention takes place in collaboration with the Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Aktuell.
A special exhibition in the picture gallery of the State Museums in Berlin
Price info: Zoom on van Eyck.
Reduced price: €6.00