LEE Mingwei

The Tourist

solo show

May 15, 2019 - June 26, 2019


Piramide Building, 1F, 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku

artist info

305 people attended the opening.
5 631 people attended the exhibition.
The exhibition was open for 31 days.
Daily average 182 visitors per day including opening, 178 per day excluding opening.

Perrotin is delighted to announce its first collaboration with the Taiwanese-American artist, Lee Mingwei. "The Tourist," commissioned in 2001 by Rice University Art Gallery of Houston, is presented for the first time in Japan. Lee Mingwei is an artist whose practice dwells in the intimacy of human exchange. Sculpting scenarios through agreed protocols, the artist honours coalescence between foreignness and intimacy. His practice conjures a space of conviviality and reciprocity, it heightens the interactions that take place between people, often within a scaffolding of daily life such as having a conversation while mending (The Mending Project), dreaming in a shared space (The Sleeping Project), or singing a song for someone (Sonic Blossom). The artist then distils these exchanges into considered environments for others to experience. A certain formality of exchange orchestrates enough space for unpredictability and for new and potent insights to occur.