Tan Wee Lit has been described as a visual social commentator who uses humor and occasionally satire in his projects and installations, which often feature a performative aspect. Growing up in Singapore has contributed to his unique perspective on the politics of the contemporary art world, something he explores from the viewpoint of the “underdog,” as well as on larger social and political issues. He creates a Chicago-specific work dealing with social issues that raise awareness of the complex role of the citizen in a modern democracy.
This project is realized with support from the National Arts Council, Singapore.
With the launch of this website, the MCA has created a platform for archiving and publishing images and stories from our 50-year history. Though many exhibition pages currently lack descriptions or illustrations, we’re committed to a program of ongoing research that will fill in the blanks over time. If you have information about past MCA exhibitions to share, we’d be delighted to hear from you.