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Lee Mingwei

Threads of Connection

BY Rachel KENT

The Letter Writing Project, 1998, interior view of one of three writing stations, 289 x 170 x 231 cm. Collections of Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Yageo Foundation, Taiwan, and the artist.

Interpersonal relationships are at the core of Lee Mingwei’s artistic practice. Built on ideas of communication, participation, trust and exchange, Lee’s works typically take the form of events or situations as much as objects or installations, deriving meaning from their engagement with a particular audience—in some cases, visitors to a museum…

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