Young-Jae Lee

23 May – 14 July 2019

The ceramic works of Young-Jae Lee (born 1951) combine centuries-old craft with modern principles of form. Since 1987, the Seoul-born artist has directed the long-standing Keramische Werkstatt Magaretenhöhe on the grounds of the former Zollverein coal mine in Essen. In her series of spinach bowls, Lee alludes to the history of Japanese teacups, the form of which derives from Korean vessels. With reference to several ceramic works selected from the Museum Folkwang collection, Young-Jae Lee will exhibit 101 of her spinach bowls in a display designed specially for the Gartensaal. The teacups will also be used in accompanying events.

A collaboration with Try again. Fail again. Fail better – Impuls Bauhaus. an art festival hosted by the Folkwang University of the Arts.

Young-Jae Lee
Untitled from the series Spinatschalen, 2006-2018
Photo: Dokyun Kim