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Lee Ufan at Power Station of Art The Challenging Souls
This April, Power Station of Art in Shanghai opened a major exhibition on the work of Lee Ufan, Yves Klein and Ding Yi. ‘The Challenging Souls’, which ends later this month, presents the artists’ work together for the first time in China as a comparative study between avant-garde art movements of the East and the West in the second half of the 20th century. The exhibition explores how differences and commonalities between the two seemingly opposing cultural standpoints gave way to new avenues in avant-garde art, with the artists working to reject an elitism previously perceptible within the movement, instead celebrating minimal materials and processes and challenging arts relationship to wider society.
‘The Challenging Souls’ is on view until 28 July 2019. It is co-curated by Gong Yan and Yongwoo Lee, and is organised by Power Station of Art in partnership with The Yves Klein Archives, Lisson Gallery and Pace Gallery.