Michael Lee has curated (and co-curated) a number of art exhibitions and projects since 2001 (and under the aegis of Studio Bibliothèque since its inception in 2007). His curatorial interests span issues ranging from text in art to national identity, and forms like the miniature and book art. He is especially interested in the underbelly of the city, particularly the overlooked and suppressed that nonetheless surface in varied ways.
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"What it is about when it is about nothing" (gallery view), 2015, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore. Photo by Tan Hai Han.
Michael Lee invites 7 sets of artists (Adeline Kueh, Ho Rui An, Homa Shajoie, Jennis Li Cheng Tien, Michael Lee, Perception3 and Robert Zhao) to exhibit works that relate with the nation-state of Singapore obliquely and reflectively.
- Review of "Of Indeterminate Time or Occurrence" (2014) at Fost Gallery, Singapore on Art Agenda
Solitude, from the series "Corridors: Notes on the Contemporary", 2013
Solitude has always existed in society in different forms: living or working solo; the lone vacation; and isolation from society. This issue of Corridors brings together texts that examine the diversity and complexity of solitude through four themes: the solitude of isolation imposed by an authority of power; the solitude of the dreamer withdrawn from society as a form of rebellion; the solitude of difference associated with one's sexuality; and the solitude of elements in the larger cosmos beyond humanity.
One of the spreads from Cornelia Erdman and Michael Lee (Editors), Preoccupations: Things Artists DO Anyway, 2008
Offset print/Edition of 1000, Hardcover, 250pp., 19.5 x 15.5 x 2.3 cm. Published by laiyan projects and Studio Bibliothèque. ISBN: 978-9881763518 Copyright of the publishers and authors.
By peeking into the personal lives, hobbies, habits and idiosyncrasies of 111 international artists, writers, filmmakers, designers, architects and curators, this anthology offers an oblique way to understand the creative process.