Lee Bul, one of South Korea’s best-known artists, during the opening week of the 2019 Venice Biennale. Photo: Enid Tsui

South Korean artist Lee Bul at Venice Biennale: a statement of separation and tragedy

  • Bul is one of South Korea’s best-known artists and her two pieces at the 2019 Venice Biennale reference two of her home nation’s most troubling affairs
  • ‘Aubade V’ is made from the salvaged metal of dismantled guard posts in the DMZ; ‘Scale of Tongue’ references the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster
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Lee Bul, one of South Korea’s best-known artists, during the opening week of the 2019 Venice Biennale. Photo: Enid Tsui
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Negotiated Differences (2019), Shirley Tse. Part of Stakeholders, Hong Kong’s official presentation at the 58th Venice Biennale. Photo: Enid Tsui

At Venice Biennale’s Hong Kong pavilion, a chimera of contradictions in sculpted wood and 3D printing

  • Artist Shirley Tse has built a barricade of apparently unrelated wooden objects for her solo exhibition at the international art fair
  • Each object is intentionally linked to an unrelated one, she says – a message about the need to bridge our differences
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Negotiated Differences (2019), Shirley Tse. Part of Stakeholders, Hong Kong’s official presentation at the 58th Venice Biennale. Photo: Enid Tsui
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