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Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly
  • May 12 – October 9, 2016
  • Burnet Gallery
  • Curated by Misa Jeffereis
The first US solo museum exhibition of artist Lee Kit (b. 1978) features work from the past five years, including an ambitious 13-channel video installation acquired by the Walker—I can’t help falling in love (2012)—alongside a newly commissioned site-specific installation. Lee creates poetic object-based installations fashioned from everyday materials and household items such as soap, towels…

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016; ‘Relationships, hey, hey, hey’, 2016; Cocoon, 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016; Skin (a secret), 2014

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016; Hey (the lasting care), 2016

Installation view of Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016; Hey (the lasting care), 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016; Every color you are, 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016; Every color you are, 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016; Every color you are, 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016; You, 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016; You, 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016; I can’t help falling in love, 2012

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016

Installation view of Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016; (left to right): Every color you are, 2016; Hey (the lasting care), 2016; Johnson’s baby oil (125ml), 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016; Cocoon, 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016; I know an unknown person, 2016; Cocoon, 2016

View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016; 10 years after, I grow fatter., 2016

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The first US solo museum exhibition of artist Lee Kit (b. 1978) features work from the past five years, including an ambitious 13-channel video installation acquired by the Walker—I can’t help falling in love (2012)—alongside a newly commissioned site-specific installation.

Lee creates poetic object-based installations fashioned from everyday materials and household items such as soap, towels, cardboard boxes, and plastic containers, which he transforms through subtle gestures of painting, drawing, and placement. Originally from Hong Kong and based in Taiwan, Lee frequently imparts political commentary in his work through an embedded use of foreign products and English words that reference the omnipresence of market capitalism surrounding Hong Kong’s history as a global city living under the principle of one country, two systems. The artist received shortlist nomination for the 2013 Hugo Boss Asia Art Award and represented Hong Kong in the 2013 Venice Biennale.

Curator: Misa Jeffereis

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