In His Words: Lee Mingwei on Identity, Intimacy and Introspection
An Evening Presentation by LEE MINGWEI, Artist
Drinks reception at 6.30pm
Presentation at 7pm
Closed at 8pm
Multi-disciplinary artist Lee Mingwei creates participatory installations which encourage strangers to explore issues of trust, intimacy, and self-awareness, with one-on-one events inviting visitors to contemplate these issues with the artist through eating, sleeping, walking and conversation. Lee will discuss how his projects are often open-ended scenarios for everyday interaction, and take on various forms depending on the participant. Lee will further elaborate on how time is central to this process as the installations often evolve over the course of an exhibition.
Lee Mingwei was born in Taiwan and currently lives in New York. He received a MFA from Yale University in 1997 and has held solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Fabric Workshop and Museum, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and participated in biennales in Venice, Lyon, Liverpool, Taipei, Sydney, and at the Whitney, Echigo-Tsumari and Asia Pacific Triennial. His mid-career survey exhibition “Lee Mingwei and His Relations” is currently on view at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan from September 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015.