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Exhibition Opening – Lee Bul

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Free. Pay bar

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition by Korean artist Lee Bul. This survey of early drawings, studies, sculptural pieces and ambitious installations – including a new commission – showcases the compelling work which has established Lee as one of the most important artists of her generation.

In Ikon’s Tower Room, Yinka Shonibare MBE is our Ikon Icon for the 1990’s. Yinka Shonibare’s exhibition at Ikon in 1999 was seminal. We now show Five Under Garments and Much More (1995), an early suspended installation that prefigures the artist’s mannequin works. Each piece mimics the structured corsetry of period noble dress but the dramatically enlarged proportions and exuberant textiles suggest a provocative de-robing of social and class constructions.