Lee Mingwei: 禮 Li, Gifts and Rituals
27 March 2020 00:00 - 07 June 2020 00:00
Lee Mingwei’s artistic practice is primarily concerned with rituals of giving and receiving. From 27 March to 7 June 2020, the Gropius Bau will present a solo exhibition by the artist, showing his installations and performances from the last thirty years. Central to the exhibition is an exploration of art’s potential to be a transformative gift.
In Lee Mingwei’s works immaterial gifts such as song, conversation or contemplation are given and received. For many of his projects the starting point are his personal encounters, which are then transformed into installations. Seeing such experiences as moments in which time is gifted, Lee's projects reveal a fascination for the role of the host.
Picture: Lee Mingwei, Fabric of Memory 2006–present. Mixed media interactive installation, Wooden platform, wooden boxes, fabric items, Installation view Lee Mingwei and His Relations, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2015, Courtesy: Taipei Fine Arts Museum
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