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An Opening Reception for Lee Kit’s Hold your breath, dance slowly

On May 11th, Walker Contributing Members gathered in the Cargill Lounge to celebrate the opening of Hold your breath, dance slowly, the first U.S. solo museum exhibition of Taiwan-based artist Lee Kit. The instillation combines Lee’s paint-based practice and his object-based practice to explore the poetics of everyday materials and household items. Contributing Members were […]

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On May 11th, Walker Contributing Members gathered in the Cargill Lounge to celebrate the opening of Hold your breath, dance slowly, the first U.S. solo museum exhibition of Taiwan-based artist Lee Kit. The instillation combines Lee’s paint-based practice and his object-based practice to explore the poetics of everyday materials and household items. Contributing Members were treated to a sneak-peek inside the Burnet Gallery a day before the exhibition’s public opening. Those present were immersed in what Walker Executive Director Olga Viso referred to in her opening remarks as Lee’s “spatial flow,” an experience at once otherworldly and familiar.

Peter Hyman and Mary McDiarmid, excited to experience Lee’s work for the first time and step outside of their comfort zones.

Peter Hyman and Mary McDiarmid, excited to experience Lee’s work for the first time and step outside of their comfort zones.

(From left) Bryan Pieper and Lily Prinsen, designers at KNOCK, along with Public Functionary Co-Director/Curator Tricia Khutoretsky and Walker Tour Guide Susan Ziel.

(From left) Bryan Pieper and Lily Prinsen, designers at KNOCK, along with Public Functionary Co-Director/Curator Tricia Khutoretsky and Walker Tour Guide Susan Ziel.

Minnesota-based artist Chris Larson, whose new video instillation Land Speed Record opens in the Walker’s Medtronic Gallery on June 9th.

Minnesota-based artist Chris Larson, whose new video instillation Land Speed Record opens in the Walker’s Medtronic Gallery on June 9th.

Exhibition curator Misa Jeffereis with Lee Kit. In her opening remarks, Jeffereis expressed her gratitude for Lee’s “calm and positive presence [radiating] outward towards all of us in the gallery.”

Exhibition curator Misa Jeffereis with Lee Kit. In her opening remarks, Jeffereis expressed her gratitude for Lee’s “calm and positive presence [radiating] outward towards all of us in the gallery.”

Renan Jeffereis and Gail Kaminishi, parents of curator Misa Jeffereis, came in from Seattle to celebrate their daughter’s first solo curated show at the Walker.

Renan Jeffereis and Gail Kaminishi, parents of curator Misa Jeffereis, came in from Seattle to celebrate their daughter’s first solo curated show at the Walker.

Fashion blogger Chelsea Ivan and her husband Jeremiah Ivan, recent Twin Cities transplants from New York City.

Fashion blogger Chelsea Ivan and her husband Jeremiah Ivan, recent Twin Cities transplants from New York City.

Kerry Morgan and Christina Schmid, a faculty member in the University of Minnesota Art Department and a critic who has written for Art Forum, Flash Art, ARTPULSE, and more.

Kerry Morgan and Christina Schmid, a faculty member in the University of Minnesota Art Department and a critic who has written for Art Forum, Flash Art, ARTPULSE, and more.

Walker Executive Director Olga Viso addresses the crowd, praising the “incredible architectural environment” Lee has designed for this site-specific exhibition.

Walker Executive Director Olga Viso addresses the crowd, praising the “incredible architectural environment” Lee has designed for this site-specific exhibition.

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From the left) Wenjing Wang, artist Lee Kit, Walker Artistic Director Fionn Meade, and Anne Labovitz

(From the left) Wenjing Wang, artist Lee Kit, Walker Artistic Director Fionn Meade, and Anne Labovitz.

Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly will be on display in the Peggy and Ralph Burnet Gallery until October 9, 2016.

Hold your breath, dance slowly will be on display in the Peggy and Ralph Burnet Gallery until October 9, 2016.

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