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Thursday Late - Lee Mingwei
Thu 5 May 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
Between Going and Staying
6 - 29 May, Preview – Thursday 5 May, 6-8pm
Part of 30 years of CFCCA
Between Going and Staying is an arresting installation inspired by Octavio Paz's poem of the same name. Fine black sand falls continuously through a broken light bulb suspended from the ceiling, quietly filling the entire room to a melodic soundtrack played on an Asian cello-like instrument called a MaToChin.
Through this work, Lee Mingwei explores the ephemeral nature of existence and the experience of finding oneself suspended in a moment between place, time and history. The dimly lit room provides a space for contemplation, inviting visitors to consider the fleeting nature of a moment in time.
Join us for our monthly Thursday late opening to preview Lee Mingwei's profound installation.
Lee Mingwei is well known for his sensory installation which encourage participation from both the artist and the audience - in 2013 he came t0 CFCCA to present The Living Room and A Quartet in Galleries 1 and 2.
In 2016, CFCCA celebrates its 30 year anniversary with a high profile exhibition programme spanning 6 months featuring some of the very best Chinese contemporary artists of today.
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