3/4 suggestions for a better living – Lee Kit Solo Exhibition

May 5, 2007 – Jun 10, 2007
Para/Site Art Space
4 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Reception
May 4, 2007

Lee Kit


Para Site Art Space is proud to present the solo exhibition by Hong Kong artist Lee Kit.

Is Abstract Painting useful? Lee Kit’s works obliquely addresses this question on very different levels. His hand-painted fabric with minimalistic patterns are utilized as everyday material such as curtains, tablecloths or picnic blankets to be then displayed along with the photographic evidence of its performative part in daily life. In the gallery space they instantaneously transform into minimalist paintings, handcrafted objects and memorabilia from these mundane occasions. With this dualism between artwork on the one side and everyday object on the other, Lee challenges the different genres and -isms of art as well as the common idea that art can/- not be useful. But in today’s contemporary practice , everyday life often challenges pure art; he turns around and plays with the idea that art can be something more then just useful. With all these issues open to debate, communication becomes part of the process. The picnic in the grass, the meal with friends or a common bar: the communicative part of the works is as important as the actual object itself. For the exhibition at Para Site Art Space, the artist therefore not only exhibits his works but also installs a communal area: a full bar/cafe for his friends and visitors to enjoy accompanied by a series of events and talks.


The exhibition is curated by Christina Li.


More materials are available to view on site at Para Site. 

Click here to see a full inventory of all archive materials and contact us at archive@para-site.art for enquiries, to request an appointment to view materials, and for archival materials donations.


The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.



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May 5, 2007

Table Talks with Lee Kit at Para Site Art Space – Part One

Guests: Leung Chi Wo and Lukas Tam Wai Ping


May 12, 2007

Table Talks with Lee Kit at Para Site Art Space – Part Two

Guest: Christopher Ku


May 19, 2007

MUSICAL DEBUT at Para Site Art Space: The Offset: Spectacles


Press release