Lee Bul
Untitled (Cravings White) 1988, reconstructed 2011

Artwork details

Artist
Lee Bul born 1964
Title
Untitled (Cravings White)
Date 1988, reconstructed 2011
Medium Fabric, acrylic paint, wood, stainless steel carabiner and stainless steel chain
Dimensions Object: 2440 x 1550 x 950 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with funds provided by the Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee 2014
Reference
T13992
Not on display

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This is the reconstruction of a sculptural body-costume worn by the artist during her ‘Cravings’ performance at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul in 1989. Hidden microphones amplified the sound of her movements. Lee recalled that her ‘performances were a natural extension of my sculptural concerns’. She has continued to make sculptures, whose monstrous forms deconstruct ideals of the female body. In reconstructing Untitled (Cravings White) long after the original was lost in a studio flood, she reinforced the links between her sculptures and performances.

July 2015

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