Lehmann Maupin is pleased to return to Taipei Dangdai (Booth D22) with a curated selection from the gallery’s roster of international artists, including Kader Attia (France); Lee Bul (South Korea); Tony Oursler (USA); Helen Pashgian (USA); and Erwin Wurm (Austria). For Lehmann Maupin’s second presentation at the fair, the works selected embody the gallery’s long-standing commitment to artists pushing the boundaries of their chosen medium. A special exhibition of works by Tony Oursler will also be presented in the fair’s Installation sector at Booth I06.
Notably, Lee Bul will debut new works from her Perdu series of mixed media paintings that incorporate mother of pearl into compositions depicting forms that hover between the organic and cybertronic. A significant historic piece, Linger (2001) from the artist’s iconic Cyborg series, which served as the inspiration for her Perdu works, will also be included. Tony Oursler, who contemplates similar issues related to the influence of technology on identity, known as the “father of American video sculpture” will present his mixed-media works inspired by the phenomenon of facial recognition that visualize a composite of digitized facial features and the algorithms designed and aggregated from them.
Balancing these multi-sensory works, leading French-Algerian artist Kader Attia will present his Untitled (2019) diptych the continues the artist’s long standing use of mirrors to place the viewer within the work, in this case punctuated with bullet holes alluding to his oeuvre-spanning concept of the notion of repair. Liza Lou’s Desire Lines (2019) is another such deceptively minimalist piece, in which the material is harnessed for greater conceptual commentary, where Lou has carves away the edges of hand-beaded sheets and layers them one atop the other to create a topographic composition inspired by nature.