Materials Represent Values:Lin Tianmiao and Feminine Art
Aug 11, 2018 Saturday 19:00 - 20:30
2F, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road)
Knitting, bones, extremes, labor, human bodies…
All these elements are the ever-present themes, languages and means of expression of the artist Lin Tianmiao’s creations and also our keys to her art world. How should we viewers understand Lin’s skepticism about the “female art” and even rebellion against it? Does the artist intend to use the above elements to deliver much more powerful messages beyond the gender paradox?
We are honored to invite the art critic Pi Li to introduce the background to the development of Chinese female art and further interpret Lin’s art languages in her artworks in this talk, with a view to inspiring the audience to explore and understand Lin’s creations from diverse angles. Pi will also talk about how the artist challenges the hierarchy of materials and other widely-accepted notions in the contemporary art community through use of “technical materials” which are considered inferior in comparison with the so-called “elite materials.”
Thanks for the sponsorship and support of Chance Art Foundation.
Pi Li, a PhD in Art History and a prominent art curator in China, is working as Senior Curator at the M+ Museum for Visual Culture in West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong. He once taught at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, and served as jury member for the BMW Art Car Project and director of juries for the Chinese Contemporary Art Award in 2006 and 2008. He was art consultant for the Tate Collection Asia-Pacific Contemporary and the UBS Art Collection Asia-Pacific, and curator for the Artist Pension Trust Asia-Pacific, the Phaidon 2006 CREAM 4 publishing program and the Seoul International Media Art Biennale 2006.
Chance Art Foundation (CAF) is a non-profit art foundation founded in Shanghai. Through all diversified programs, CAF is devoted in facilitating the overall development of contemporary art innovation, education, and charity, and realizing the vision of bringing art to life.
In the name of “chance”, CAF aspires to add vibrancy and opportunities to the development of contemporary art. By supporting talented artists and launching exchange programs, CAF will build the platform for artists, curators, academics, collectors, galleries, public institutions.
Along with the booming art market, and based in Shanghai, CAF hopes to enable art to be the DNA of this city. Through sparkling the collision and resource in people’s heart, art can find its way to enrich people’s spiritual life.
Free admission, reservation is required.