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SINGAPORE. Performance artist Lee Wen on show at Singapore Art Museum
20/04/2012 11:19:03

Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real, which will be held from 20 April to 10 June 2012 at Singapore Art Museum, is an exhibition of works by Lee Wen, a multidisciplinary artist and one of Singapore's most internationally recognised contemporary artists. His earliest known work, a book entitled A Waking Dream (1981) with texts and drawings preceded the manga generation of today and showed evidence of his inclination in using dreams, metaphors and myth-making to create narratives of our perception of life and reality.

Best known for his Yellow Man series of work, Lee is also one of the pioneers of performance art in Singapore. Through various constructed personas, his works allow visitors an insight into his roles as artist and provocateur, whose very being is motivated by a strong conviction of justice and idealism, with a persistence to stay true to the self in a highly structured world.

The exhibition presents Lee's key works spanning an illustrious two-and-a-half decade-long artistic career, continuing some earlier series alongside more recent ones. The vast selection includes installations, photographs, videos and documentations. Lee will also perform 'live' during selected exhibition periods and talk about his experiences and personal development as an artist, covering subjects such as memories and myth-making.

Learn more,  www.singaporeartmuseum.sg

Image:  Lee Wen, Strange Fruit, 2003, C-Print photographs, 42 x 59.4 cm each. Singapore Art Museum collection. Courtesy www.singaporeartmuseum.sg

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