In the Sunshine of the Relaxed Majorities:James Ming-Hsueh Lee Solo Exhibition

 

 

In the Sunshine of the Relaxed Majorities adapts its name from philosopher Jean Baudrillard’s treatise “In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities.” It explores the possible meanings behind visual symbols and experiences, the societal values, and the linguistic habitus created by arrays of several types of products. The artist, James Ming-Hsueh Lee, plies his own sense of humor to reinterpret the items that surround us in our daily lives. Absurdity and comical misreadings allow the ideas and received ideas derived from the work to cross, transform, and recombine. Rigid, calcified methods of understanding the world here produce multiple roads or detours by which new opportunities are found. In other words, the understanding of what the products and items mean, in their involvement in aesthetics, give free play to the inertia of experience and cognition, and thereby produce difference in meaning.

 

 

  •     James Ming–Hsueh Lee was born in 1978 in Taiwan. He currently works and lives in Taipei. He is the 2005 Taipei Arts Award First Prize winner and is rewarded with his Ph.D in 2013 from Loughborough University, UK. He has rich experience in exhibitions both at home and abroad. Re...