Lin Tianmiao "Bound Unbound'

Asia Society and Museum

poster for Lin Tianmiao "Bound Unbound'

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Asia Society Museum presents the first major solo exhibition in the United States of leading Chinese artist Lin Tianmiao. Surveying her work since 1995, the exhibition highlights the remarkably consistent focus on the human form that is embodied in her work.

A series of large-scale, complex installations, sculpture, and two-dimensional works will fill Asia Society's entire Museum space, many of which have never been seen outside of China. The exhibition ­takes its title from one of Lin's early installations, Bound and Unbound (1997), for which Lin carefully wound unbleached white cotton thread around nearly 800 household objects and incorporated a video element, projected onto a screen made of thread. The work is typical of many of her installations: large in scale and incorporating thread, sculpture, video and multimedia.

"Lin Tianmiao is one of only a handful of female artists to have emerged from her generation born in the 1960s in China," says Asia Society Museum Director and exhibition curator Melissa Chiu. "This exhibition aims to map Lin's consistency of vision, allowing us to see how her ideas on physicality have evolved and been transformed. It also provides insight into her artistic development during one of the most important periods of change in the Chinese art world, the 1990s to today."

[Imaga: Lin Tianmiao "Focus" (2001) Digital C-Type print on canvas, hair, silk threads, and cotton threads 95 ¼ x 5 x 69 ¾ in. Collection of the artist.]



from September 07, 2012 to January 27, 2013


Lin Tianmiao

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