Doing the Dishes, a Performance by Serena Lee

February 26, 2020

Serena Lee’s Doing the Dishes (2017, ongoing) expands on her work in Grasping at the Roots, curated by Christina Battle, which translates the experiences and conversations she encountered while meeting with single mothers and the daughters of single mothers. Lee will recount, through an additional performative gesture, this time for an audience of many, her experience of doing the dishes in an activated artist talk featuring an overhead projector performance.

About the artist:

Serena Lee’s practice stems from a fascination with polyphony and its radical potential. She works across disciplines, collaboratively and aleatorically. Recent projects have played out at Cubitt (London), transmediale (Berlin), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg), Scarborough Museum (Ontario), Mountain Standard Time (Calgary), Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto), and Whitechapel Gallery (London). Serena was born in Tkaronto/Toronto, and holds an MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. She is currently based in Vienna as a PhD researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts.

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John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery

Event Details

Date February 26, 2020
Start Time 5:00 p.m.
End Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Mitchell Art Gallery
Room 11-121
Allard Hall
11110 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Performance/Recital
Contact Person Carolyn Jervis
Contact Phone 780-497-4424
Contact Email
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