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  • Lee Kit, His right hand is holding something, 2015, acrylic, emulsion paint, ink-jet print, and pencil on cardboard, towel, 23 5/8 × 48".

    “Lee Kit: Hold Your Breath, Dance Slowly”

    Walker Art Center
    725 Vineland Place
    May 12 - October 9

    Curated by Misa Jeffereis and Siri Engberg

    Doing humble things to humble objects is at the heart of Hong Kong–born, Taiwan-based Lee Kit’s practice. Lee’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States surveys a decade of the artist’s understated investigations of the expanding contiguity between art and everyday life. Spanning a diverse range of media, from modest configurations of handpainted cardboard supports to a thirteen-channel video installation of stacked monitors depicting common household products (I can’t help falling in love, 2012), the show demonstrates Lee’s foregrounding of the nondescript as central to what makes lived experience so psychologically specific. Especially compelling is the artist’s engagement with scale, both in terms of the relationships created through the juxtaposition of differently sized objects and the frameworks of spatial organization to which he (and we) are persistently, and often irrevocably, subject.