|Period:||April 1 (Sat.) – 23 (Sun.), 2017|
|Etc.:||Opening Reception: April 1 (Sat.) 18:00 – 20:00|
|Venue:||1F 3331 Gallery|
3331 Gallery, run by 3331 Arts Chiyoda, is pleased to announce Lee Wen's exhibition of new drawing work, entitled "Birds".
■ Artist Profile
Lee Wen (b. 1957) is a multidisciplinary artist and one of Singapore's most internationally recognised contemporary artists. Lee Wen's performances and installations often expose and question the ideologies and value systems of individuals as well as social structures. Following his early association with the Artists Village, an alternative art group in Singapore, he quickly gained international recognition for his Yellow Man series, in which he paints his own body with bright yellow poster paint, expressing an exaggerated symbol of his ethnic identity as a citizen of Singapore. Lee now lives and works extensively on a global circuit, based between Singapore and Tokyo. Lee has been represented at the Singapore Biennale (2014), Busan Biennale (2004), the 3rd Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane (1999), the Sexta Bienal de La Habana, (1997), the Kwang Ju Biennial (1995) and the 4th Asian Art Show, Fukuoka (1994).
Lee continues to be involved with the new generation in creating new platforms of collaborations, network and discourse. In 2003, Lee initiated, with the support of the Artists Village, "The Future of Imagination", an international performance art event and "R.I.T.E.S.- Rooted In The Ephemeral Speak" (2009), which supports performance art practices, infrastructure and audiences in Singapore.
Since 1999, Lee has worked with Black Market International, a ground-breaking, utopian performance art "group" comprising artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. Lee initiated the Independent Archive in 2012 to develop documentation, research and resource sharing of ephemeral art manifestations in Singapore and internationally.
This exhibition is organized by 3331 Arts Chiyoda.