Minneapolis - Exhibition

Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly

Walker Art Center

12 May 201609 Oct 2016

The first US solo museum exhibition of artist Lee Kit (b. 1978) features work from the past five years, including an ambitious 13-channel video installation acquired by the Walker—I can’t help falling in love (2012)—alongside a newly commissioned site-specific installation.

Lee creates poetic object-based installations fashioned from everyday materials and household items such as soap, towels, cardboard boxes, and plastic containers, which he transforms through subtle gestures of painting, drawing, and placement. Originally from Hong Kong and based in Taiwan, Lee frequently imparts political commentary in his work through an embedded use of foreign products and English words that reference the omnipresence of market capitalism surrounding Hong Kong’s history as a global city living under the principle of one country, two systems. The artist received shortlist nomination for the 2013 Hugo Boss Asia Art Award and represented Hong Kong in the 2013 Venice Biennale.

  • Lee Kit, I can’t help falling in love, 2012 Walker Art Center Permanent Collection. Courtesy the artist and Aike-Dellarco, ShanghaiLee Kit, I can’t help falling in love, 2012 Walker Art Center Permanent Collection. Courtesy the artist and Aike-Dellarco, Shanghai

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Curators

Misa Jeffereis

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
$ 14

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1927

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