HOW Art Museum Wenzhou is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Lin Tianmiao’s solo show opening on 21st September, 2015, lasting for three months. This exhibition is curated by Chen Che. Comprehensively showcasing Lin’s representative pieces since 2000s as well as her new artworks executed in 2015.
Lin Tianmiao is one of the most important representative Chinese artists, and she is also an outstanding female artist in China. Her works emphasise the reflection on the trivia in everyday life, focusing on the relationship between art and life, exploring the correlation between individuals and expressing the continuous challenge of the reality of the whole society. Lin uses her personal experience to proceed the discussion on art, life, society, politics and ethics.
Almost all Lin Tianmiao’s solo exhibitions in the past decade were held in museums of Western countries. This time at HOW Art Museum Wenzhou is Lin’s first solo exhibition since her last show at the Asian Society Museum in New York, USA. This is also the first time for our museum to hold artist’s major solo exhibition since opened.
1.62M is the height of the artist, it is also the title of an important work in this exhibition, connecting the curatorial narrative of the exhibition and academic research. Through the studies and research of the curator on Lin Tianmiao’s works from 1995-2015, he divided her works, based on different directivities, into the following four categories:
Body language and metamorphosis;
Social identity - cultural and gender awareness;
Crushing and recycling of mechanical functionality;
Social sculpture – spiritual exploration and scientific prophecy.
The curator selected the most representative artworks among each category and showcasing the result of his research, in ways of using each work as a case study, analyzed Lin Tianmiao’s method of creation, taking into consideration of examples that related to her artistic forms from the historical, philosophical, and art history aspect in her past 20-years career. Content of research will be discussed in the panel discussion on the opening day, and publish in the exhibition catalogue afterwards.