Lee Mingwei “The Tourist”

Gallery Perrotin Tokyo

poster for Lee Mingwei “The Tourist”
[Image: Lee Mingwei, The Tourist, 2003, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Anita Kan. © Courtesy of the artist & Perrotin]

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Perrotin is delighted to announce its first collaboration with the Taiwanese-American artist, Lee Mingwei. The Tourist, commissioned in 2001 by Rice University Art Gallery of Houston, is presented for the first time in Japan. Lee Mingwei is an artist whose practice dwells in the intimacy of human exchange. Sculpting scenarios through agreed protocols, the artist honours coalescence between foreignness and intimacy. His practice conjures a space of conviviality and reciprocity, it heightens the interactions that take place between people, often within a scaffolding of daily life such as having a conversation while mending (The Mending Project), dreaming in a shared space (The Sleeping Project), or singing a song for someone (Sonic Blossom). The artist then distils these exchanges into considered environments for others to experience. A certain formality of exchange orchestrates enough space for unpredictability and for new and potent insights to occur.



from May 15, 2019 to June 26, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-05-15 from 17:00 to 20:00


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