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How can art mend the social fabric?
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At the de Young beginning today, March 17th - July 7th, 2024, with a general admission ticket. Also a very nicely done 11 minute documentary "Learn about the life and work of contemporary artist Lee Mingwei." at the bottom.


Galleries 11, 15–17, 26, and Wilsey Court


Inspired by personal experiences and world events, Lee Mingwei (b. 1964) creates interactive installations and performances.



Asking how art can encourage social connection and healing in a time of so much trauma and loss, the exhibition features projects made between 1995 and 2020 that place the visitor at the center of radical acts of generosity and care.The Letter Writing Project (1998–present) invites visitors to sit and write a letter they have always meant to send but never did. Guernica in Sand (2006–present), a temporary reinterpretation of Picasso’s famous painting in sand that is then erased, meditates on the cyclical nature of creation and destruction. Transforming ordinary actions like writing, sweeping, mending, or breathing into rituals of care, Lee Mingwei’s works encourage us to find beauty and solace in the small acts that define everyday life.


Lee Mingwei: Rituals of Care


11 minute documentary


Learn about the life and work of contemporary artist Lee Mingwei.


Greg

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