- DATE : 06/10/2021 06/10/2021
- TIME : 15:00–17:00
- VENUE : West Court Lecture Theatre, Main Building, ECA, 74 Lauriston Place
2021 Spotlight Taiwan Lecture
Lee Mingwei: Six Stories
Artist LEE Mingwei (李明維)
Born in Taiwan in 1964 and currently living in Paris and New York City, Lee Mingwei creates participatory installations, where strangers can explore issues of trust, intimacy, and self-awareness, and one-on-one events, in which visitors contemplate these issues with the artist through eating, sleeping, walking and conversation. Lee’s projects are often open-ended scenarios for everyday interaction, and take on different forms with the involvement of participants and change during the course of an exhibition.
Lee received an MFA from Yale University in 1997, and has held solo exhibitions internationally including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Mori Art Museum, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and has been featured in biennales in Venice, Lyon, Liverpool, Taipei, Sydney, Whitney, and Asia Pacific Triennials.
Lee’s mid-career survey exhibition “Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation” was presented at Mori Art Museum (2014), Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2015), and Auckland Art Gallery (2016), and he has participated at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, “Viva Arte Viva,” curated by Christine Macel. His European survey exhibition “Lee Mingwei: Li, Gifts and Rituals” was recently on view at Gropius Bau in Berlin, and is exhibited at the Museum Villa Stuck in Munich in May 2021.
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