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Urgent Talk 047: Lee Kit

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Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available

Photos of the program is uploaded on Mori Art Museum’s Flickr.

The “Urgent Talks” provide a platform for discussion around artists, curators, critics, activists and others across the globe engaged in significant, innovative work that demands urgent attention.

For the 47th edition of Urgent Talk, we’ll welcome artist Lee Kit.
Based in Taipei, Lee Kit has shaped the sensibility of a generation and could become one of most acclaimed contemporary artists in Asia, especially after representing Hong Kong at the Venice Biennale in 2013. Departing from painting, he creates moving and sensitive spatial arrangements, making the line between art and life blurry by blending painting, projections, lyrics, household objects, and other elements seamlessly with one another.

At this talk, we will have the opportunity to follow Lee Kit’s trajectory - especially the most recent developments after his celebrated exhibition in 2018 titled ‘We used to be more sensitive.’ as one of the last shows at now-closed Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo.

Date & Time
19:00-20:30, Tuesday, November 21, 2023 (Doors open: 18:45)
* Mori Art Museum will be closed at 17:00.
* Current exhibition cannot be viewed.
Lee Kit
Martin Germann (Adjunct Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Mori Art Museum
Lee Kit Installation view: We used to be more sensitive
Lee Kit
Installation view: We used to be more sensitive., Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2018
Courtesy: ShugoArts
Photo: Muto Shigeo
Lee Kit Installation view: We used to be more sensitive
Lee Kit
Installation view: We used to be more sensitive., Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2018
Courtesy: ShugoArts
Photo: Muto Shigeo

Lee Kit

Born 1978 in Hong Kong. Currently based in Taipei, Lee has taken part in residency programs all over the world, including the US, Europe and Asia. In his art practice, Lee utilizes various media such as projector light, videos, sounds, words and found objects, and his artworks represent the artist’s desire to continuously blaze a trail for new expressions of painting. Having been born and raised in Hong Kong, a city that has been susceptible to political turbulence, Lee has been conscious of the current socio-political climate. He incorporates intricate expressions to provide an opportunity for the viewers to reconsider their relationships with society and others, and the nature of his artwork is what makes his exhibition spaces site-specific, reflecting the ambience and emotions of each location.
Selected exhibitions: (Screenshot), ShugoArts, Tokyo, 2020; Resonance of a sad smile, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, 2019; ‘We used to be more sensitive.,’ Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2018; The Enormous Space, OCAT, Shenzhen, China, 2018; Not untitled, ShugoArts, Tokyo, 2017; A small sound in your head, S.M.A.K, Ghent, 2016; Hold your breath, dance slowly, The Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA, 2016; The voice behind me, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015; ‘You (you).’, the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013.

Lee Kit

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Booking Period
2023.11.1 [Wed] - 11.19 [Sun]
Auditorium, Mori Art Museum
70 (booking required, first-come basis)
Free (current exhibition cannot be viewed)
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