This publication is produced in occasion of the solo exhibition of Taiwan-born, New York-based artist, Lee Mingwei, at Mori Art Museum of the same title held from September 2014 to January 2015.

Having been exhibiting internationally for a period of twenty years, the artist is showing many participatory projects he has been working for many years. The focus of the exhibition is then put on how Lee establishes relations with the audience through his participatory artworks. Several essays contextualise Lee's works in a large context of socially engaged art prominent throughout the 1990s, explicates how these works connect to wider society and its issues, and explore the sociological meanings of these projects. Furthermore, artworks and quotes from artists, religious personnels, and thinkers relevant to the exhibition are also shown. 

Includes an artist's biography and bibliography.

Access level

Onsite

Location code MON.LMW
Language

English, 

Japanese

Publication/Creation date

2014

No of pages

242

ISBN / ISSN

9784568104837

No of copies

2

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
Value of Invisible Threads: Lee Mingwei and His Relations

- Mami KATAOKA, 片岡真実

Section 1: Thinking Relations, Connections and In-between Space
Section 2: Walking, Eating and Sleeping - Rethinking Everyday Action
Lee Mingwei: Ethics and Aesthetics of Living

- LEE Sookkyung

An Art of Social Studies

- Harvey MOLOTCH, Glenn WHARTON

Works for Relationality
Section 3: Thinking Connections of History, Culture, Society through Personal Memories
Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation - Seeing Coversing, Gift-Giving, Writing, Di
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Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation - Seeing, Conversing, Gift-Giving, Writing, Dining and Getting Connected to the World