PRINT December 2015

Pi Li

Lee Mingwei, The Letter Writing Project, 1998/2014, wooden booths, writing paper, envelopes. Installation view, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Photo: Yoshitsugu Fuminari.

1 LEE MINGWEI (MORI ART MUSEUM, TOKYO; CURATED BY MAMI KATAOKA) Lee’s survey at the Mori Art Museum included fifteen works made since the mid-1990s. Most were incomplete when the show opened but were extensively enriched by visitors’ participation. While the meticulously designed structures, instruments, and rules were impressive, what was truly poignant was the warmth with which the works engaged each passerby. Lee creates immersive spaces paradoxically tailored for one-on-one encounters between artworks and individual viewers, a welcome contrast to the communal platitudes of relational aesthetics.

2 UNDER THE DOME (CHAI JING) In February, Chai, an investigative journalist, released a documentary that she had funded herself. Borrowing the format of an Apple product launch, she appears onstage, walking back and forth in front of a large screen, as she cycles through images to

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