Lee Kit “(Screenshot)”
[Image: Lee Kit "Screenshot" (2020) Digital print on matte photo paper 52.5 x 70.0cm]
Ends in 3 days
In recent years Lee Kit has been a traveling artist. He has been invited to travel to nearly forty cities around the world in order to exhibit in biennials, museums, galleries, and other institutions. Kit would usually live and work in a specific location for a while so that he could create and exhibit at the same time. When the artist had a solo exhibition at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo in 2018, he spent a little over ten days in and around the museum. While there, he spent most of his time observing the behaviors of people associated with the city of Tokyo and their emotions that manifested through their actions.
Since March 2019, his hometown of Hong Kong has been subjected to an unprecedented harsh reality. It is not hard to imagine that this event was not only a social incident for many people but a tragedy whose relentless fragmentation inflicted unhealable wounds on the individual level as well. About a year later, the COVID-19 spread from Asia to the rest of the world. Given this backdrop, this exhibition titled (Screenshot) was developed around the concept of “guiltiness.” The artist will not be coming to Tokyo this time due to the ongoing tight travel restrictions. Instead, he will send the gallery instructions on how to set up the exhibition from Taiwan, and we will collaborate with him remotely to complete the installation. This exhibition will include not only paintings but also photographic works made from the photo documentary that Kit has been continuously posting on Facebook for the past six years.
from December 12, 2020 to January 30, 2021
Exhibition Hours 12:00-18:00. Closed from 12/27 to 1/4.
From 11:00 To 19:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays, Holidays
Address: 2F Complex665, 6-5-24 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
2 minute walk from exit 1b at Roppongi Station on the Hbiya or Toei Oedo line, 8 minute walk from exit 7 at Azabu-juban Station on the Nanboku or Toei Oedo line, 11 minute walk from exit 5 at Nogizaka Station on the Chiyoda line.