Lee Mingwei's simple yet elegant installations provide a stage for interpersonal exchange around ordinary human events or activities–admiring an object, making conversation, or writing a letter to a friend or family member.
His installations such as The Dining Project and The Letter-Writing Project are explored along with a project developed while an artist-in-residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum called The Living Room. This installation creates a modern-day version of the salon life which the museum's founder used to enliven her collection. The publication includes essays by Jennifer Gross and Lewis Hyde.
By Lee Mingwei, Jennifer R. Gross, and Lewis Hyde, with an introduction by Anne Hawley 60 pages Published by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2000 Hardcover 10 x 0.2 x 10 inches