Jennifer Tee works across sculpture, installation, performance and collage in an ongoing negotiation between esoteric ideas and the materiality of objects. Often working with charged cultural artefacts and symbols, Tee pairs diverse points of inspiration to instigate dialogues between Eastern philosophies and Western culture.
Let It Come Down is a new work made from rare, dried black tulip petals; the ephemeral piece will transform over time, slowly fading in the daylight. The work’s title alludes to events outside of personal control, but also evokes a provocation. In direct response, the series of new geometric hand-knitted floor works and ceramic vessels are titled Resist. Acting as both a standalone installation and as a potential stage, the works anticipate a forthcoming event. Embracing their duality, the works hover between their concrete form and their potential. Readings and choreographed performances will activate the works throughout the exhibition, exploring the act of resistance on both a physical and a spiritual plane.
Jennifer Tee (b.1973, Arnhem) lives and works in Amsterdam. Tee has exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2016); Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands (2015); Kunstverein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014) Signal at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014), Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2013) Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2013); Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2010), SAFN Contemporary Art, Reykjavik (2007); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2003). Recent group exhibitions include Six Possibilities for a Sculpture, La Loge, Brussels (2013); Beyond Imagination, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2012); Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2011); Nether Land, Dutch Culture Center, Shanghai World Expo (2010), Double Dutch, Hudson Valley for Contemporary Art, New York (2009) and the Prague Triennale (2008). In 2004 she represented the Netherlands at the Sao Paulo Biennial.
Supported by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Mondriaan Fonds
Let It Come Down is a collaboration with Bonner Kunstverein, where the exhibition will be expanded for presentation in December 2017
Coinciding with her exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, Tee will present Structures of recollection and perseverance at Kunstraum, London, 1 July – 9 September 2017