Excavating Cultural Values from Art.
Lin & Lin Gallery, which was established as Lin & Keng Gallery in 1992, has focused on the development of Chinese aesthetics from the perspective of cultural identity for many years. Since the early 1980s, the Gallery founder Lin Tien-min has explored and promoted the work of the senior generation artists Sanyu, Wu Da-Yu, Lin Fengmian, Guan Liang, Pang Xunqin, Yun Gee, Zao Wou-Ki, and Chu Teh-Chun, among others. Lin Tien-min, as an advocate for Chinese art, has consistently adhered to his mission of fostering and researching its ongoing progression. Furthermore, the Gallery focuses on local culture and its relation to modern and contemporary art as part of its long-term, broad-view management plan. With historical context as its foundation and aestheticism at its core, the Gallery researches the spirit of Chinese aesthetics and recognises its value.
With the transfer of the Gallery's management to Lin Tien-min's son David Lin, the promotion of senior generation artists has continued and cooperation with its main contemporary artists has grown closer. These include the well established Chinese artists Yan Hsia, Hsiao Chin, Liu Wei, Yin Zhaoyang, Chen Chieh-Jen, and Kuo Wei-Kuo. The Gallery not only promotes both modern and contemporary art but also continues to uphold Chinese culture. In recent years, David Lin has actively championed the work of new generation artists, such as Liu Shih-Tung, Lai Chiu-Chen, Shen Liang, Zhao Zhao, Huang Chia-Ning, and Wang Liang-Yin, on the international stage, thus broadening the market for Chinese artists worldwide. He has also collaborated with important international art institutions, curators, collectors, and art fair organisers to further curatorial projects, and through regional and generational dialog, advanced multifaceted perspectives of local culture. With this idealistic and sweeping global outlook, the Gallery comprehensively presents even more features of Chinese art and its development, and thus far, the art it promotes has found its way into various important institutional and private collections around the world.
With Taipei Dangdai launching the online platform Taipei Connections (2–5 May 2020) to connect galleries with collectors prior to the fair's January 2021 edition, we take a look at exhibitions taking place across Taipei's art scene.
Taipei Connections seeks to build a bridge between galleries and collectors separated by COVID-19.
With tens of millions in China confined to their homes, galleries and institutions have likewise pivoted to online events.
On the eve of Art Basel in Hong Kong's private view on Wednesday, the Beijing-based artist Huang Rui took to the streets of Central for a paint-splashed performance about the cyclical nature of history. The piece was a tribute to Lee Wen, the pioneering Asian performance artist who died early this month.
Chen Chieh-jen's exhibition at Lin & Lin, After the Financial Crisis and Automated Production, featured a selection of his old and recent works exploring ways in which Taiwanese have been affected by neoliberal capitalism and technological developments. The show revealed how Chen's approach to these themes has changed since the 1990s.
On May 21, Taiwanese artist and filmmaker Chen Chieh-jen received the prestigious Artist of the Year honor at the Award of Art China (AAC) ceremony in Beijing. In its 12th year, AAC is an annual award founded by Chinese art media group Artron, recognizing the best of contemporary art within Greater China. Chen was presented with a trophy for his...
While I was writing this article, in February 2018, the artist Zhao Yao received permission to rent the iconic Workers' Stadium in north-eastern Beijing for one day in May. His intention was to show an abstract composition on fabric, measuring 116 × 86 m, which was produced in 2016 and initially displayed 5,000 m above sea level on a mountainside...
A prominent member of the post-1980s generation of Chinese artists and a former assistant of Ai Wewei, the Beijing artist talks about his visually stunning, anti-authoritarian and provocative work. Lilly Wei talked to the artist in his Beijing studio in 2015
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