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Review

LONDON

Hayward Gallery

LEE BUL

CRASHING

LEE BULWilling to be Vulnerable - Metalized Balloon2015–16, Metalized film, transparent film and air blower, 300 x 1,700 x 300 cm.

Installation view of “Crashing” at Hayward Gallery, London, 2018.

Photo by Linda Nylind. Courtesy the artist and Southbank Centre, London.

A work catching fire and forcing the cancellation of a preview would seem an inauspicious start to any exhibition. The ignition of Lee Bul’s Majestic Splendor (1991–2018), caused by the volatile potassium-permanganate agent meant to preserve the installation’s sequin-covered fish…

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