Crisscrossing East and West: The Remaking of Ink Art in Contemporary East Asia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan
June 17, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Lin Yan is included in the survey exhibtion Crisscrossing East and West: The Remaking of Ink Art in Contemporary East Asia. Curated by Jason Wang Cha Chi, the exhibition looks at the works of 17 artists from China and beyond, examining the ways in which ink and calligraphic practices have impacted and influenced contemporary Chinese artists. For this exhibition, Lin Yan presents the work Dubhe (Tianshu 天枢), which is part of a public art project series that the artist embarked on in 2017. Entitled Regeneration of Hope, Lin Yan creates site-specific installations with handmade paper in various public spaces all over the world, named after the seven stars of The Big Dipper. Within Chinese astronomy, the Big Dipper is often regarded as the symbol for direction.
Other participating artists include: Xu Bing, Wang Tiande, Xu Lei, Song Ling, among others.
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