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31 Oct – 1 Dec 2019

Duration 30mins


Art Gallery of South Australia


All Ages


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Lee Mingwei is a Taiwanese-American artist based in Paris and New York. His work hovers in a space across poetry, aesthetics, and intimate human exchange. His invitational projects heighten the senses and remind us to be present.

Sonic Blossom offers the gift of song to Gallery visitors. The artist writes, ‘Like Schubert’s Lieder, our own lives are brief, but all the more beautiful because of this.’

Originally created for the opening of South Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Sonic Blossom has engaged audiences at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Centre Pompidou in Paris, and Museum MACAN in Jakarta.

Sonic Blossom is presented with support from OzAsia Festival in 2019.


IMAGE | Lee Mingwei, Taiwan, born 1964, Sonic Blossom, 2013/2016, Auckland, New Zealand, performance; installation view, Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2016, Courtesy the artist.

Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia