Lee Bul

Untitled (Cravings White)

1988, reconstructed 2011

Artist
Lee Bul born 1964
Medium
Fabric, acrylic paint, wood, stainless steel carabiner and stainless steel chain
Dimensions
Object: 2440 x 1550 x 950 mm, 22 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with funds provided by the Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee 2014
Reference
T13992

Not on display

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, July 2015

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