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REVIEWS

SINGAPORE

Peranakan Museum

Lee Mingwei

Luminous Depths

LEE MINGWEI, Luminous Depths, 2013, Interactive mixed-media installation, dimensions variable. 

Installed at the Peranakan Museum, Singapore, 2013. 

Courtesy Peranakan Museum.


Lee Mingwei’s art possesses a contagious serenity. Whether the work is situated in a gallery, a corporate lobby across from New York’s Grand Central Station or the Palazzo delle Prigioni in Venice, it creates a sanctuary and transforms a moment into a memorable point in one’s life. By inviting visitors to engage in commonplace activities—sleeping, eating or conversing—in semipublic settings, the New York-based Taiwanese artist challenges comfort

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