Lea Lublin, Fluvio Subtunal, 1969, mixed media. Installation view, abandoned department store, Santa Fé, Argentina, organized by Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires.


Lea Lublin

Lenbachhaus Munich
Luisenstraße 33
June 25–September 13, 2015

Curated by Stephanie Weber

As the first major retrospective of the work of French-Argentinean artist Lea Lublin (1929–1999), this show is long overdue. Part of a generation associated with the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires—a cohort including such innovative artists as Federico Manuel Peralta Ramos, Marta Minujín, Alberto Greco, and David Lamelas—Lublin worked first in painting but quickly moved on to experiment with interactive installations, feminist actions, and, later, painting’s deconstruction. The linchpin of this show, which comprises more than eighty works produced between 1965 and 1995, is the reconstruction of Fluvio Subtunal, 1969, a participatory environment that includes among its nine zones a shooting range and a transparent inflatable structure. Accompanied by a catalogue with contributions by Weber, Thibault Boulvain, Catherine Francblin, Isabel Plante, and others, this survey represents an enormous contribution to scholarship on the political dimensions of Lublin’s visionary efforts and on this vital moment in the history of Conceptual art.