Homage Publishing

Lee Ufan & Claude Viallat

Published On Wednesday, Jan 17, 2024

Documenting their first joint exhibition, this volume presents an ongoing dialogue between Lee Ufan and Claude Viallat, as well as the artistic movements in which they each played key roles.

Both born in 1936, Lee Ufan and Claude Viallat have dedicated nearly seven decades to their respective practices and founded major artistic movements—Mono-ha in Japan and Supports/Surfaces in France, respectively—centered around their commitment to abstraction as a means of engaging philosophical ideas of time, space, and material.

A two-person exhibition, Encounter, organized by curator Alfred Pacquement at Pace in London in June 2023, marked the first time the two artists and friends exhibited in conversation with one another. Lee Ufan & Claude Viallat both documents and expands upon this conversation, with extensive photography and new texts by Lee, Viallat, and Pacquement that explore the many throughlines between two distinctive oeuvres. Encompassing both recent and significant historical works, this volume is a testament to these artists’ boundary-breaking practices.