Chameleon Artists in Conversation: I-Hua Lee and Margaret Lee


Wednesday, June 21, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Asia Art Archive in America
43 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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The global phenomenon of “Chameleon Artists”, or artists who hold multiple roles, as curator, administrator or art space organizer, is well known throughout the art world and can be both a boon and a hindrance to an artists’ creative life. Often, these multiple roles inspire different and unexpected perspectives, such that the organizational work can become entwined in and even inseparable from the art practice itself.

Please join us for a presentation and discussion by two such ‘Chameleon Artists’: I-Hua Lee, a visual artist based in Taiwan and the manager of the curatorial and residency program Taipei Artist Village, and Margaret Lee, a New York-based multi-media artist and a partner in the gallery 47 Canal. In addition to discussing their many professional roles, the conversation will also address family issues such as marital and parental relations.

Following the discussion, please join us for drinks and light refreshments in the garden.
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I-Hua Lee is a curator and visual artist based in Taiwan. She currently works as the manager of curatorial and artist-in-residence program in Taipei Artist Village and Treasure Hill Artist Village. She was a project manager at artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s studio in New York, and is the founder and chief editor for an independent curatorial journal Chuan Art which was launched in 2011. Her first artist book Short Conversation was published in 2009, which later was granted by the National Culture and Arts Foundation and exhibited in Garden City Gallery in Taipei. Her recent curatorial projects include: You Are the Sunshine of my Life – Treasure Hill Light Festival, Taiwan (2017), and Considerate Creations: Chameleons, Taiwan Academy and Gallery 456, New York (2017).

Margaret Lee has organized and exhibited work at numerous venues domestically and internationally including, The Windows, Barneys, NY; Concentrations HK: Margaret Lee, curated by Gabriel Ritter, Duddell’s x DMA, Hong Kong; Made in L.A, 2014 Hammer Museum Biennial, Los Angeles; 2013 Biennale de Lyon; de, da do…da, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Caza, curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Bronx Museum, New York; NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami; New Pictures of Common Objects, curated by Christopher Lew, MoMA PS1, New York, and Looking Back, White Columns, New York, amongst others. In 2009, Lee founded the artist-run space 179 Canal and is currently a partner in the gallery 47 Canal. Public collections with works by the artist include: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Dikeou Collection, Denver and the Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo.

Images, left to right: I-Hua Lee, In her body, landscape flourishes, 2016. Margaret Lee in 179 Canal, 2009. Images courtesy of the artists.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

ARTISTS, CRITICS, CURATORS, AND OTHER CONTRIBUTORS

Alexandra Chang, Alexandra Munroe, Alf Chang, Amy WOOD, Annysa Ng, Arin Rungjang, Ashley Billingsley, Ashok Sukumaran, Bani Abadi, Bani Abidi, Barbara London, Bing Lee, Birgit DONKER, Boris Groys, Brinda Kumar, Cai Guoqiang, CAMP, Cao Fei, Casey Tang, Chang Chao Tang, Chen Chieh-jen, Chen Tong, Chen Wei-ching, Chen Xiaomei, Christoph NOE, Christopher Phillips, Chương-Đài Võ, Cici Wu, Cooperativa Cráter Invertido, Cosmin Costinas, David Smith, Desire Machine Collective, Dinh Q Le, Dooeun Choi, Ei Arakawa, Eleanor Heartney, Erin Gleeson, Eugene Wang, Fang Lu, Farah Wardani, Fei Dawei, FENG Yuan(馮原), Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez, fwf, Gao Shiming, Gianni Jetzer, Glenn Phillips, Go Hirasawa, Hammad Nasar, Heman Chong, Herb Tam, Hiroko Tasaka, Hitomi Iwasaki, Ho Tzu Nyen, Howie Chen, Huang Chien-Hung, Huang Hua-Chen, HUANG Xiaopeng, I-Hua Lee, Il Lee, Ingrid Chu, Jaeyong Park, Jane DeBevoise, Jean-Hubert Martin, Jennifer Davis, Jewyo Rhii, Joan Lebold Cohen, Joanne, John Pirozzi, Julian Ross, Jun Yang, June Yap, Kaho Albert Yu, Katherine Grube, Kim Yong-Ik, Kit Yi Wong, Koki Tanaka, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Lee Kit, Lee Mingwei, Lee Weng Choy, Lesley Ma, Li Ming, Li Ran, Li Xiaofei, Liang Jianhua, Lin Yilin, LinDa Saphan, Liu Ding, Liu Shiyuan, Lynn Gumpert, Lyno Vuth, Maline Yim, Mao Chenyu, MAP Office, Margaret Lee, Mariam Ghani, Marvin Taylor, Meiya Cheng, Mel Bochner, Michelle Wong, Michelle Yun, Midori Yoshimoto, Murtaza Vali, Museum of Unknown, Nadim Abbas, Naeem Mohaiemen, Nate Hun, Nico Baumbach, Nikhil Raunak, Ocean Leung, Onejoon Che, Pad.ma, Pak Sheung Chuen, Pan An-yi, Park Chankyong, Pi Li, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, Prem Krishnamurthy, Qiu Anxiong, Qiu Deshu, Qiu Zhijie, Rabbya Naseer, Rania Ho, Raqs Media Collective, Reiko Tomii, Richard Vine, Rina Banerjee, Roslisham Ismail a.k.a. Ise, Ruijun Shen, Saadia Toor, Sabih Mohd Ahmed, Samsom Young, Samson Young, Sareth Svay, Sean Anderson, Sen Uesaki, Shaina Anand, Sharmini Pereira, Shiraga Kazuo, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Sohl Lee, Sopheap Pich, Stephanie Comilang, Su Yu-Hsien, Sung Hwan Kim, Sunghee Lee, Tabaimo, Takahiko Iimura, Takeshi Ikeda, Tang Kwok Hin, Teresa Kwong, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Tiffany Chung, Tobias Madison, Trần Minh Đức, Uli Sigg, Wang Jianwei, Wang Jing, Wang Wei, William LIM, Work on Work, Wu Shanzhuan, Xiaoyu Weng, Xin Wang, Xu Bing, Xu Tan, YANG Jiechang, Ying Kwok, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Yung MA, Zhang Hongtu, Zhang Peili, Zheng Shengtian, Zhou Tao, Zoe Butt