Photo of Lee Mingwei
Photo of Lee Mingwei
‘Photo Courtesy of Taipei Fine Arts Museum, The Mending Project, Mixed media interactive installation, 2009/2015, Collection of Rudy Tseng, Installation view at Taipei Fine Arts Museum’

Born in Taiwan and currently living in Paris, Lee Mingwei creates participatory installations that explore trust, intimacy, and self-awareness. His open-ended scenarios and one-on-one interactive works invite audiences to play a role and use everyday interactions, like eating, sleeping and walking in powerful ways.

In a lunchtime lecture, Lee Mingwei shares insights into his work. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with Simon Maidment, Curator, Contemporary Art.

Lee Mingwei | Born in Taiwan in 1964 and currently living in Paris, Lee Mingwei creates participatory installations, where strangers can explore issues of trust, intimacy, and self-awareness, and one-on-one events, where 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 Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Mori Art Museum and has been featured in biennials in Venice, Lyon, Liverpool, Taipei, Sydney, Whitney, and Asia Pacific Triennials.

Lee’s mid-career survey exhibition “Lee Mingwei and His Relations” was on view at Mori Art Museum (2014), Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2015), and will travel to Auckland Art Gallery in 2016. His project Sonic Blossom was also recently presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Date: Thursday 3 March, 1 – 2pm

Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International

Free Entry. Book via the NGV website.