Lee Ufan, Traces, 2019

Cahiers d’Art is pleased to present a book in the form of a leporello dedicated to Lee Ufan, which accompanies the exhibition on view at Cahiers d’Art gallery from June 7 to September 28, 2019.

On its accordion folds, the book presents one of the two 5-meter-long etchings, which is reproduced entirely. Both vigorous and meditative, Lee Ufan’s etchings are an invitation to let our gaze drift over the lines and get lost in the voids. Fading in front of his own work, the artist thus traces for us a path to the invisible: “I hope that through this piece the audience does not simply sense a creation by Lee Ufan, but rather that they are exposed, through Lee Ufan as the intermediary, to the transcendence of a world far away.”

“A work of art is a site where places of making and not making, painting and not painting, are linked so that they reverberate with one another.”

This book in the form of a leporello accompanies the double exhibition of gouaches and engravings by Lee Ufan.