History of Art Research Seminar 6 October 2021
From Malene Nafisi
Currently living in Paris and
New York, Taiwanese-American artist Lee Mingwei creates participatory
installations, where strangers 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. For this talk, Lee will share 6
encounters with beauty.
Artist LEE Mingwei (李明維)
Lee Mingwei received an MFA from Yale University in 1997, and has held solo exhibitions internationally including at Whitney Museum of American Art (1998), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (2000), The Museum of Modern Art (2003), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2004), Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (2007), Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (2008), Mori Art Museum (2014), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2015), Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2015), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2015, 2020), Centre Pompidou (2017, 2018), Gropius Bau (2020), Museum Villa Stuck (2021), and has been featured in biennials in Venice, Lyon, Liverpool, Taipei, Sydney, Whitney, and Asia Pacific Triennials.