Exploring the Contemporary Contrasts of Lee Ufan’s Work at Versailles

For more from Lee Ufan’s works at Versailles, browse the #leeufan hashtag and explore the Jardins du Château de Versailles location page.

Last week, South Korean artist Lee Ufan unveiled a series of 10 commissioned works on the grounds of the Chateau de Versailles outside of Paris, France.

Ufan’s pieces take shape as large-scale sculptures and installations. Simple structures such as immersive rock gardens and the exhibition’s iconic polished-concrete arch stand in stark contrast to the decadent landscape of the Chateau grounds. The striking differences between the historical grounds and the exhibition works lead visitors to discover the dialogue and harmonies that can exist between objects that—at first—seem wholly dissimilar.

Ufan’s works will be on view at Chateau de Versailles until early November 2014.