Cross-arts residency review: Malaysian artist Lee Mok Yee's experience in France
Date: 13 Jan 2023, 6:30pm - 9:30pm (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur
Come spend an evening with Mok Yee, who completed his artist residency at Galerie Huit Arles from Aug – Nov 2022. Mok Yee will share about his research during the residency and his experience in France.
Mok Yee Lee is a former resident of the Arles-Penang Cross Residence. The Arles-Penang Cross Residency is a partnership between the State Government of Penang, which will participate in the programme through the Chief Minister of Penang Incorporated (CMI), Galerie Huit Arles and the French Embassy in Malaysia, in conjunction with the Alliance Française de Penang. This program is supported by the Institut français Paris.
Title: Cross-arts residency review: Malaysian artist Lee Mok Yee's experience in France
Date: Friday, January 13
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: AFKL | 15, Lorong Gurney
- 6:30pm: AFKL opens its doors
- 7pm - 8:30pm: Arles-Penang residency program presentation
- 8:30pm - 9pm: questions from the public
- 9pm - 9:30pm: light refreshments
About the Artist
Lee Mok Yee is a Malaysia visual artist who is based in Kuala Lumpur. A graduate of the Dasein Academy of Art and later from the Fine Art program at the Middlesex University of London, Mok Yee is an artist whose work is primarily concerned with the entanglement between the conceptual and the material.
His work is process-focused and often interrogative of the aspect of ‘materials’ in art-making, choosing to work with ready-made or store-bought objects. Mok Yee re-arranges these materials as an act of interrogation against uniformity; pushing against the boundaries of function in mass-production, and in the re/arranging he questions the idea of moving within structures as an exploration of change and its futilities.