Conceptual artist Lee Mingwei’s true medium is people, for he creates installations that often depend on shared experiences and collaborations between the artist and the public. The Pantheon Project will offer members of the Contemporary Museum’s audience an opportunity to represent themselves to one another through a carefully structured, public ritual exercise orchestrated by Lee.
Inspired by traditional devotional practices, Lee will select twenty participants with whom he will transform generic wooden boxes into secular shrines honoring individuals and institutions. Visitors to the museum will be able to engage the participants in dialogue by leaving their own devotional materials at the site of these displays during the run of the exhibition. Taken together, these shrines are intended to paint an unusual and telling portrait of community values.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
If you are interested in participating in The Pantheon Project by creating a shrine in honor of some person or institution that is deeply important to you, please send a letter by December 4th describing your proposed shrine in detail. Be sure to include all of your contact information including phone and e-mail. This project is open to all ages; no artistic experience required.
c/o Contemporary Museum
100 W Centre Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
By E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject Line: Pantheon Project
If the artist chooses your proposal, you will be contacted by mid December. Selected participants will be installing their shrines during a group workshop at the Contemporary Museum over the weekend of January 9th and 10th.