Jimmy Lee: Another day in Paradise
AboutDreaming of Thatcher: British new colour documentary movement
Influenced by the British new colour documentary movement, Jimmy Lee created a body of work entitled Another day in Paradise. This is a photographic project challenging history and nationality. He will pair with artist Paul Yeung to lead the audience into Britain in the 80s and use the “colour lens” to examine the past. In the second part of the talk, Lee will share the encounters, thoughts, and other stories from this project.
SpeakersJimmy Lee, Paul Yeung
Venue1a space | Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan
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Another day in Paradise digs beneath the veneer of the contemporary English landscape, exposing the persistent ideology of the contemporary era; a series of colour photographs made in various countries across England, from 2017 to 2019.
After the Brexit referendum, just as nationalism was on the rise, Lee went to Britain. He scoured the length and breadth of the country to reveal traces of everyday life within the mythologically endearing imagery of the landscape. Lee’s mixture of memory, stereotype, politics and psychology becomes his poetic response to the UK-HK handover/post-colonial connections.