Busan City to Establish Lee Ufan Gallery Annex to the Busan Museum of Art

BUSAN, South Korea — Lee Ufan Gallery will be established in the Busan Museum of Art.  Lee Ufan (born 1936 in Haman-gun, South Korea) is the renowned Korean minimalist painter, sculptor, and academic. He says that Busan, where he went to high school during the Korean War, is his second home. 

Busan City Mayor Hur Nam-sik and Lee Ufan signed an overall cooperation agreement to establish the Lee Ufan Gallery as an annex to the Busan Museum of Art on July 15 at Busan City Hall.  Busan City will complete the gallery by the end of 2014 and open it to the public in the first half of 2015. The gallery will exhibit about 15 art works donated by Lee Ufan.

A City official said, The opening of the Lee Ufan Gallery will provide an opportunity for Busan residents and visitors to see his world-renowned art works. We expect it will improve Busan’s status in the international community.   

Meanwhile, Lee Ufan’s sculpture ‘Discussion’ was installed in the sculpture park of the museum on February 4th.

Source: Busan City News


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