Rockbund Art Museum 上海外滩美术馆

In the Studio 创作现场

Event Information

Date: 24 June 2018
Time: 05:00 08:00
Venue: Rockbund Art Museum
Speaker: Lin Tianmiao, Alexandra Munroe, Xiaorui Zhu-Nowell
Language: English with Chinese interpretation


日期: 2018年 6月 24日
时间: 05:00 08:00
场馆: 上海外滩美术馆
主讲人: 林天苗、亚历山德拉·孟璐、朱晓瑞
语言: 英文,中文翻译

About the Event 关于活动

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.



About the Speaker 关于讲者

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.

She has participated in the Istanbul Biennale, Turkey (1997); the Shanghai Biennale, China (2002); the Ireland Biennale (2002); the Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2002, 2004); and the Setouchi Triennale, Japan (2016). In 2015, Lin had a solo show as a farewell for feminine themes entitled “1.62M” which was held in HOW Art Museum. In recent years, Lin has come out of the predicament of feminism, and has created large-scale installations, sculptures, photography, videos and various other media practices with an open mind.

Alexandra Munroe, PhD, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art, and Senior Advisor, Global Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, is a pioneering authority on modern and contemporary Asian art and transnational art studies. She has led the Guggenheim's Asian art program since its founding in 2006 while also working on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum and the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. She convenes the museum’s biannual Asian Art Council, a curatorial think tank, and directs The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation initiative in contemporary Chinese art.Munroe has organized many award-winning and critically acclaimed exhibitions that have promoted international scholarship and recognition on modern and contemporary Asian art. She is recognized for launching the international critical appraisal of artists Cai Guo Qiang, Daido Moriyama, Yayoi Kusama, Lee Ufan, Mu Xin, and Yoko Ono, among others, and for bringing such historic avant-garde movements as Gutai, Mono-ha, Korean Tanseakwa and most recently, Chinese conceptual art, to international attention. Raised in Japan, Munroe was former Vice President of Japan Society, New York, and former director of its museum. She holds an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a Ph.D. in History from New York University. She serves on the advisory boards of Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai and is a trustee of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York.

Xiaorui Zhu-Nowell, Assistant Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, contributed to the research and implementation of theexhibition Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World (2017) andits tour to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She holds a master’s degree (SMArchS) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the department of History, Theory and Criticism of Art and Architecture, where she completed her thesis, titled, CAPITALIST REALISM: Making Art for Sale in Shanghai, 1999. She also received a BFA in art history, theory and criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to joining the Guggenheim Museum in 2014, she assisted Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev on the 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms and held positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.



朱晓瑞是纽约古根海姆美术馆的助理策展人,她参与调研并协助实现了展览“1989 年后的艺术与中国:世界剧场”(2017 年)及其在毕尔巴鄂古根海姆博物馆和旧金山现代艺术博物馆的巡展。朱晓瑞拥有麻省理工学院建筑学理学硕士学位,研究方向为艺术与建筑的历史、理论与批评,发表有硕士论文《资本主义现实主义:作为商品的艺术在上海1999年》。此外,她在芝加哥艺术学院取得艺术史、艺术理论与艺术批评专业学士学位。2014 年加入纽约古根海姆美术馆之前,她曾协助卡洛琳·克里斯托夫·巴卡捷夫(Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev)在第十四届伊斯坦布尔双年展《盐水:思想形式的理论》,并曾任职于芝加哥当代艺术博物馆。

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