Lee Bul, After Bruno Taut (Devotion to Drift)

Lee Bul

After Bruno Taut (Devotion to Drift)

The New Art Gallery is delighted to present this new work by South Korean artist Lee Bul which was commissioned jointly by The New Art Gallery, Birmingham Museums Trust and Ikon Gallery with support from the Art Fund as part of Art Fund International. 

4 December 2014 – 18 January 2015



This compelling sculptural work is suspended like a chandelier from the gallery ceiling, where its crystal, glass and acrylic beads play with the natural light to activate the space.  The work is one of a series created by the artist that reflect on the failings of utopian optimism, as characterised by the architect Bruno Taut (1880-1938).


Image credit: Lee Bul, After Bruno Taut (Devotion to Drift), 2013.  Presented by the Art Fund under Art Fund International for joint ownership by The New Art Gallery Walsall and Birmingham Museums Trust, 2013.