Biennial International Artist Needs Material

mingwei-call.jpgInvitation to participate in Lee Mingwei’s Fabric of Memory
A Liverpool Biennial 2006 project presented at Tate Liverpool.

Lee Mingwei is a Taiwanese artist living in New York who has been invited to create a work of art for the International 06 exhibition of Liverpool Biennial. His work has been exhibited in many countries.

Fabric of Memory demonstrates how personal memories and histories are present in objects. The artist invites people from Liverpool to exhibit clothing and other fabric items in their possession; special items made for them in childhood by parents, grandparents, other relatives or persons close to them.

You are invited to search your homes for such items that you have treasured and kept, then write down all you remember about them—who made them, when and how they were used and any other memories and associations they evoke. If possible, you are also encouraged to contact the original makers of the items and solicit their memories of the making and giving the item.

The installation at Tate Liverpool will include approximately 20 items. Items not included in the exhibition may be put on the project’s website that will grow as submissions are added throughout the course of the exhibition.
All items will be returned at the close of the exhibition.

Please send an image or images of the item(s) you wish to submit, along with your brief thoughts to these questions to