Members Event: Artist & Curator Talk| In the Studio
Jun 24, 2018 Sunday 13:00 - 16:00
2F, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road)
On June 24, 2018, the artist Lin Tianmiao, whose first institutional solo exhibition in Shanghai is about to start on June 26, 2018 at the Rockbund Art Museum, will have a dialogue with Alexandra Munroe, the curator of this exhibition, on her previous artworks and the recently created glass installations. The dialogue will be hosted by the assistant curator Xiaorui Zhu-Nowell. In her artworks that present her powerful personal artistic language, Lin tries to make audience impressed visually and physically by the special characteristics of the materials she has applied.
In this upcoming dialogue, Lin, along with the two curators, will discuss and analyze how she conceived the ideas during her creation and what kind of unique artistic language is conveyed in her artworks through use of new materials.
Lin Tianmiao was born in 1961 in Taiyuan, China. She now lives and works in Beijing, China.
Lin Tianmiao studied in the Fine Art department of Capital Normal University, Beijing in 1984. She then went to the US in 1988. After graduating from the Art Students League in New York in 1989, she worked as a designer in New York for almost seven years. In 1995, Lin Tianmiao returned to China from New York. Presenting The Temptation of St. Teresa, The Proliferation of Thread Winding, Pants, Trees, among others in an open studio, she thus laid out the important positions of her engagement in experimental art; during the same time, she became known as one of the first Chinese female artists to gain international recognition. During the 1990s, when “apartment art” was a phenomenon in Beijing and Shanghai, Lin gained a great deal of experience. Lin’s early works are known for her practice of thread-winding where she binds the material—usually silk, hair, cotton, or felt—tightly around found and manufactured objects. Initially tasked by her mother to spool cotton as a young girl, Lin later reclaimed this act. Lin’s work studies her own social role and the relationship between identity and social context, questioning women’s identity. In 1998, Lin and Wang Gongxin created the Loft Media Center. She had done everything from infrastructure and interior decoration to design, supervision, equipment management, organization, etc. It laid the foundation for holding hundreds of cultural events in the future. In 2012, the Asia Society Museum in New York presented Bound Unbound, the artist’s first major solo museum exhibition in the U.S.... Read More
Free admission, reservation is required.