Fondation Bullukian

Lee Mingwei, "Seven Stories"

20 September 2017 - 6 January 2018

Curator Nicolas Garait 

 

Lee Mingwei (b. Taiwan, 1964, lives and works in Paris and New York) exhibited in France for the first time at the Biennale de Lyon 2009. His work is based on encounters with a very diverse public and engagement with issues directly related to their lives.

 

Lee Mingwei sets up joint projects with local people, places and institutions all over the world to create installations based on an exchange of intimate experiences. From these permanent interactions between personal stories, memory and chance, Lee Mingwei produces works that reveal the most diverse and unexpected aspects of everyday life.


The conceptual and theoretical framework of Lee Mingwei's projects always springs from the institution and its history: the public has to enter, into it, in order to engage with ritual frameworks or to carry out instructions left by the artist. His works thus build relationships that resemble an invisible weaving together of connections whose intangible and immaterial quality is the most beautiful of offerings.
In line with the Fondation Bullukian’s objectives of research and support for artists, Lee Mingwei is creating a set of works for Lyon that have never been shown before in France. For Veduta he has created the Bedtime Stories project.

 

Lee Mingwei represented Taiwan at the Venice Biennale in 2003. His work has been acquired by some of the most important public and private collections in the world, including the MoMA, the Whitney Museum, and the National Taiwan Museum.

 

Lee Mingwei, The Quartet Project, 2005-2017, Courtesy de l'artist

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