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Lee Mingwei: Li, Gifts and Rituals

Programme of supporting events

26 May 21, 7 p.m.
Livestream of the exhibition opening on Wednesday

With Michael Buhrs, Director, Museum Villa Stuck; Dr. Jhy-Wey Shieh, Ambassador of Taiwan; Roland Hefter, City Councillor of the City of Munich, representing the Mayor; Stephanie Rosenthal, Director,
Gropius Bau; Anne Marr, curator of the exhibition

Wednesday, 9 June, 30 June, 7 July, 28 July, 1 Sep, 8 Sep. 2021, at 8 p.m.
A virtual, interactive guided tour or – once it is again possible to do so – a guided tour at the museum.

Dates will be announced.

Saturday, 3 July 2021, starting at 12 p.m.

Visitors to the exhibition can walk across the sand installation for 10 minutes.

Friday, 10 Sep. 2021, 7 p.m.
SCHUBERT EVENING with Julian Prégardien and Lee Mingwei

Talk, musical introduction and concert and reading
Based on the performance piece Sonic Blossom, in which opera singers present Schubert Lieder on a daily basis in Franz von Stuck’s music room, the tenor Julian Prégardien talks to Lee Mingwei about the moving power of Franz Schubert’s songs. The visual artist and the musician discuss romantic poetry and its translation into music as well as its extraordinary ability to comfort. They explain the musical basis of this emotional effect. In the second part of the evening, Prégardien reads from "Der Spielmann vom Himmelpfortgrund" by Kurt David and concludes the evening with a concert.
Julian Prégardien is an internationally acclaimed tenor. Alongside his concert activities, he also teaches as a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.

ARTIST TALK: Lee Mingwei in conversation with the philosopher Paulus Kaufmann
Accessible on the YouTube channel of the Museum Villa Stuck. Release dates will be announced.
Lee Mingwei’s work revolves around concepts like trust, gratitude, ritual and peace which are also subjects of philosophical discussion. In his art, which offers opportunities to participate, those concepts can be experienced directly, rather than merely treated theoretically. In addition, Lee’s projects question the relationship between philosophy, religion and art and point to the permeability of disciplinary boundaries. For this reason, the exhibition offers a great opportunity to bring philosophy and art into dialogue. In his artist talk, Lee Mingwei has a discussion with the philosopher Paulus Kaufmann, who presents the Philosophisches Foyer at the Villa Stuck. Together, they reflect on subjects such as meditation, trust and peace, which are central to Lee’s artistic work, and imbue them with their personal experiences and thoughts.