Jen LEWIN (United States)

Even as communities worldwide are forced to be socially distant and move to more virtual routines, Jen LEWIN’s artwork is creating safe and stimulating opportunities for connection.

‘Please Touch the Art’, is an idea that has steered the New York-based artist’s career over the past two decades after she first observed the energy and joy in people as they engaged with her work.

Lewin will digitally transcend borders for an online conversation with the Hong Kong audience. Join this intimate chat for a venture into the playground of the heart as she shares her views on art, creativity, experiences and stories.

Date: 2021.4.23 (Fri)
Time: 8:30pm (HKT)
Channel: Facebook live
(To be conducted in English)

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this event are those of the speaker(s)/guest(s).

About Jen LEWIN

Jen Lewin is an internationally renowned new media and interactive sculptor based in New York. Over her 25-year career, Lewin has honed her architectural background and a highly technical medium to fabricate large-scale, interactive, public sculptures that encourage community interaction and play. Uniting nature and technology, Lewin thinks beyond traditional media to create connected human experiences that bring vibrancy to public spaces. Existing at the intersection of art, technology, and community, her sculptures underscore the ripple effects that each individual has on their community and habitat, the energy of human connection, and the power of collective action.

Lewin’s technically complex works have been featured at numerous events including the Takanawa Gateway Fest, Tokyo (2020); Istanbul Light Festival (2015); Vivid Sydney (2018, 2014); iLight Marina Bay, Singapore (2014); Signal Fest, Prague (2014); Burning Man, Black Rock City (2014, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, etc.); Biennial of the Americas, Denver (2013); and Gwangju Design Biennale (2007). She has had exhibitions across the globe, including at the Oklahoma Contemporary (2020); Hong Kong Arts Centre (2020); Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens (2020); Museum of Design, Atlanta (2018); and the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum (2013); among others. Lewin has designed, developed, and installed permanent interactive sculptures worldwide, including the Jeju Pool, South Korea (2018); Promenade, Denver (2018); Sidewalk Harp, Minneapolis (2015); and Magical Harp, Palo Alto (2015), among others. She has collaborated with artists and designers, including working with Claes Oldenburg on Paint Torch (2011), now in the collection of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA); and with Lawrence Argent on Water Tree (2010), installed permanently in Vail, CO.