Interactive art based on everyday life.
Lee Mingwei creates art for people to not only look at, but to really, truly connect with. He facilitates the exploration of themes such as trust, emotional repair, intimacy and the act of gift giving, and connects strangers in shared spaces. The interactive installations born of his creative mind have engaged visitors worldwide, and from December until March 2017 Aucklanders will have the chance to join in too.
Auckland Art Gallery will play host to the largest collection of the Yale University graduate's work to be showcased in the Southern Hemisphere. Eight of Mingwei's projects – including Sonic Blossom, which involves sporadic live performances of song and was recently presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art – will be on display. Thematically similar works created by other international and local artists will accompany the artist's installations to provide a wider context to his unique practices.
Visitor participation in the Lee Mingwei and His Relations exhibition ranges from prior to, during and after visiting the gallery, with The Sleeping Project (participants selected via lottery) and The Mending Project giving patrons a chance to interact with the artist himself. So, go ahead and set aside an hour to experience the contemporary art that is to be found amongst the regular practices of daily life.
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Published on November 21, 2016 by Melissa Roberts