Lin Tianmioa’s solo exhibition at Rockbund Art Museum
From June 26 to August 26, 2018, Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) will proudly host “Systems”, Chinese contemporary artist Lin Tianmioa’s first solo exhibition in Shanghai city. The show is curated by Alexandra Munroe, the Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art and Senior Advisor, Global Arts, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
In the early 1990s, as one of the first female Chinese artists tackling installation and video production, Lin Tianmiao continually tried out various creative media. Through materials redolent of the traces and symbolism of feminine life, such as needles, cotton, threads, silk and fabric—materials which she worked over—the artist wrapped everyday objects and enveloped them, thereby also displaying her care for and reflections about everyday life and traditional handicrafts. With such exceptional imagination and perspective, she formed a distinctive, sensitive, and exquisite personal style.
Taken inspiration from the human body, “Systems” examines, exposes and reimagines the workings of the self in relation to shifting social and technological realities.The exhibition consists of four key concepts: “individual consciousness”, “collective consciousness”, “public consciousness”, and “ultimate consciousness”. With each concept corresponding to a floor in the museum, going from the second floor of the museum all the way to the sixth floor will embark visitors on a psychological and sensorial journey of “consciousness”. Works shown cover representative installation works from her twenty years’ of creative practice, together with several large-scale, interactive installations which the artist has created since 2017 but has never shown to the public. Manuscripts of archival significance will also be exhibited at the same time.