Friday, October 3, 2014

Nikki Lee at Carnegie Mellon University School of Art, October 14.


From "The Hispanic Project".

Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art will host Korean photographer and filmmaker Nikki Lee on October 14 as part of its Fall 2014 Art Lecture Series. The school profiles Lee:
She received a broad education at institutions including the Fashion Institute of Technology, Chung-Ang University, and New York University. Lee became known early for her “Projects” series, in which she insinuated herself into subcultural groups, working for two to three months to be accepted in each social group. The varied groups of people included seniors, Hispanics, swingers, yuppies, lesbians, and others. For each project, Lee changed what she wore, where she shopped, and how she presented herself. In her recent series “Parts,” Lee curates scenes of herself with a significant other showing intimate dynamics and details of a relationship, then physically cuts her partner out of each printed photograph.
More on Lee in a (now somewhat dated) 2007 KoreAm cover story.

The lecture starts at 5:00 pm in Kresge Theater (map), and is free and open to the public.