Tadao Ando-curated exhibition at He Museum features work by Anish Kapoor, Lee Ufan and Richard Long
1 July 2021
Works by Anish Kapoor, Richard Long, and Lee Ufan are currently on view as part of a major exhibition at the He Museum in Shunde, China. The non-profit private museum, which opened last Autumn, was designed by celebrated architect Tadao Ando, who was invited to curate this group exhibition.
The show features works by artists who have greatly influenced Ando, and is arranged into a series of rooms related to specific themes used widely throughout his architectural and artistic language. As well as a large-scale wall-based 'mirror' work by Anish Kapoor in the 'Room of Parabola', and Richard Long's Red Slate Circle (1987) in the 'Room of Land', an example of Lee Ufan's From Line series occupies the 'Room of Thinking'. Each work in the series was created using repetitive, fluid movements, with Mr Lee positioning the canvas horizontally and loading a round-tipped brush with pigment. Lines were added to the canvas one by one in direct succession, with the gradual unloading of the brush visible in the blue lines which pale towards the bottom of the canvas. In this presentation, the work is shown in its own darkened chamber space, bringing Mr Lees careful regulation of his breathing when creating the work and Ando's contemplative architecture into subtle dialogue.
Image © Lee Ufan, courtesy He Art Museum, Guangdong.