Tim Lee’s The Move features performative video and photography based works that play with the conventions and tropes of high modernism, through deadpan humour and irony.
Taking the form of a concert poster from the late seventies that in this instance advertises the show, this silkscreen has been conceived by Tim Lee on the occasion of the artist’s Capp Street residency at the Wattis Institute. Printed on reflective mirrored paper, the viewer would see oneself reading the poster. Also as there is no proper top and bottom, the poster functions much like the work Lee has produced over the course of his residency in San Francisco. Born in Seoul, Korea in 1975, Tim Lee lives and works in Vancouver. His work is represented in public collections worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery of Canada; Collection de Arte Contemporanea Fundacion, Madrid; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Vancouver Art Gallery; and Tate Modern, London. Recent exhibitions include New Work/New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Intertidal, MuHKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium; and Appearances, Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal. Upcoming projects include group exhibitions at Klosterfelde, Berlin, and the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.