ALEXANDER OCHS PRIVATE
YOUNG-JAE LEE | 88 Tulpenvasen
Alexander Ochs Private presents 88 tulipvases of Young-Jae Lee.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an event:
Friday, December 12th, 2014
Dagmar Yue-Dembski reads from her book ‚Die Chinaprinzessin‘,
Jiangnan Wang cooks noodle soup from Henan.
The korean artist Young-Jae Lee presents a special and new project for christmas: 88 flower vases she calls ‘tulipvases’ because of their height.
Over the last weeks those 88 vases were manufactured in the workshop ‘Werkstatt Margarethenhöhe’, that was founded 1906 by Margarete Krupp in Essen, Germany. All those vases have the same height of about 20 cm but are apart from that totally different. They all differ in gloss, color, decoration and so each vase has its own character.
With those 88 vases Young-Jae Lee establishes the idea of a ‘Töpfermarkt’ (a market for crockery). With this market she favours the wish of the interested parties to being able to buy affordable editions.
Young-Jae Lees vases and other works can be seen all over the world. Some were exposed in museums (Robert Wilson showed them in Paris’ Louvre), others are dinnerware for famous people (Peter Raue, patron and lawyer) and yet others are used in religious ceremonial actions in churches (Pater Mennekes in Cologne).