On November 19, art critic and curator Olesya Turkina will give an online lecture dedicated to the
Russian avant-garde’s influence on the work of Korean artist Lee Bul.
Olesya is a senior research fellow at the Russian Museum, candidate in art studies, associate professor at St Petersburg State University, and author of the article "The World Backwards: Lee Bul’s Reverse Perspective" in the "Utopia Saved" exhibition catalogue.
Internationally renowned artist Lee Bul, born in South Korea, has often referred to the art of the 1910s and 1920s in her work. She rethinks the utopia of the avant-garde in her installations and objects. Lee focuses in particular on architectural utopias, from the famous tower by the father of Constructivism Vladimir Tatlin (models for the "Monument to the Third International") and designs by German architect Bruno Taut, to the visionary "City of the Sun" series by architect Ivan Leonidov. Together with Olesya Turkina, we will discuss the relationship between the art of Lee Bul and that of the Russian avant-garde artists, and we will also try to understand what role avant-garde utopias play in the 21st century.
The discussion will be conducted over Zoom. Participation is free, but you must first register and install the Zoom platform. An hour before the meeting, you will receive a link by e-mail (sent to the address indicated at registration) through which you can join the conference. You will be able to address questions to Olesya throughout the conversation.