"Second-Hand City" series, 2010-2011 / by Michael Lee

  Karmastica Republic (after Tomoyuki Tanaka) , 2011.

Karmastica Republic (after Tomoyuki Tanaka), 2011.

  Spiral Supermart (after Brodsky & Utkin) , 2010.

Spiral Supermart (after Brodsky & Utkin), 2010.

  No Unturned Stone (after Nicholas Felton) , 2011.

No Unturned Stone (after Nicholas Felton), 2011.

 Installation view at "Art Stage Singapore 2011", Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 2011: Michael Lee,  No Unturned Stone , 2011;  Shishitv Tower , 2010, from the series "Second-Hand City", presented by Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore, photo by Michael Lee.

Installation view at "Art Stage Singapore 2011", Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 2011: Michael Lee, No Unturned Stone, 2011; Shishitv Tower, 2010, from the series "Second-Hand City", presented by Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore, photo by Michael Lee.

  Shishitv Tower (after David Attenborough) , 2010.

Shishitv Tower (after David Attenborough), 2010.

 Installation view of "The 8th Shanghai Biennale 2010", Shanghai Art Museum, 2010: ON TABLE: Michael Lee,  The World Exposition , 2009-10, paper board and glue, various sizes on 1:1000 scale; ON WALLS: Michael Lee,  Spiral Supermart ,  Shishitv Tower ,  era-SERS ,  EcoFlyer  and  Island Square , from the series "Second-Hand City", 2010, photo by Michael Lee. 

Installation view of "The 8th Shanghai Biennale 2010", Shanghai Art Museum, 2010: ON TABLE: Michael Lee, The World Exposition, 2009-10, paper board and glue, various sizes on 1:1000 scale; ON WALLS: Michael Lee, Spiral Supermart, Shishitv Tower, era-SERS, EcoFlyer and Island Square, from the series "Second-Hand City", 2010, photo by Michael Lee. 

  EcoFlyer (after Al Gore) , 2010.

EcoFlyer (after Al Gore), 2010.

  Island Square (after Chris Ware) , 2010.

Island Square (after Chris Ware), 2010.

  Cropped City (after M Night Shanyamalan) , 2010.

Cropped City (after M Night Shanyamalan), 2010.

  Halved Hay House (after Italo Calvino) , 2010.

Halved Hay House (after Italo Calvino), 2010.

 Installation view at "Art Stage Singapore", Marina Bay Sands, 2011: ON WALLS: Michael Lee,  Island Square ,  EcoFlyer ,  era-SERS ,  Halved Hay House ,  Cropped City , all 2010,  Karmastica Republic ,  No Unturned Stone,  both   2011, from the series "Second-Hand City"; ON PLINTHS: Michael Lee, selection from the series "Monuments to Everything Else", presented by Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore, photo by Michael Lee.

Installation view at "Art Stage Singapore", Marina Bay Sands, 2011: ON WALLS: Michael Lee, Island Square, EcoFlyer, era-SERS, Halved Hay House, Cropped City, all 2010, Karmastica Republic, No Unturned Stone, both 2011, from the series "Second-Hand City"; ON PLINTHS: Michael Lee, selection from the series "Monuments to Everything Else", presented by Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore, photo by Michael Lee.

  Paradise Now (after Gaston Bachelard) , 2010.

Paradise Now (after Gaston Bachelard), 2010.

 Installation view at "Safe Place for the Future II", Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, 2012: Michael Lee,  No Unturned Stone , 2011;  EcoFlyer ,  Island Square ,  Spiral Supermart , all 2010, from the series "Second-Hand City", photo by Michael Lee.

Installation view at "Safe Place for the Future II", Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, 2012: Michael Lee, No Unturned Stone, 2011; EcoFlyer, Island Square, Spiral Supermart, all 2010, from the series "Second-Hand City", photo by Michael Lee.

Details:

Digital print on paper, 123 x 123 cm, Set of 10, Ed. of 10 + 1 AP.

Melding science fiction with cultural theory, this series of architectural posters imagines the birth, life and death cycles of imaginary buildings and cities.

 

Exhibitions:

"What a Wonderful World", Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan, 2012

"Safe Place for the Future II", Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand, 2012

"2nd APBF Signature Art Prize Finalists Exhibition", Singapore Art Museum, 2011-2012

"Art Stage Singapore 2011", Marina Bay Sands Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore, 2011

"Beyond LKY", Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore, 2010

 

Texts:

Ashley Lee, AsiaArtPacific, 2011