Sat, May 28, 2011 - Sun, Aug 28
Michael Lin is known for his large-scale work, Untitled , which was inspired by Towada’s traditional nanbu sakiori handicraft and is on permanent display in the Towada Art Center Cube. Lin has established a new form of pictorial expression: he draws on traditional Taiwanese textile patterns, which were originally motifs of industrial production, and changes their meaning by painting them enlarged in public spaces. “Mingling” was organized around the concept of a “Mingling Space” located in the city’s central shopping area that intrigued Lin during his stay in Towada. This exhibition showcased pieces of patchwork that Lin created together with the people of Towada and also expressed the warmhearted and peaceful creative synergy generated through various kinds of “mingling.”
Born in Tokyo in 1964. Based in Shanghai, Belgium and Taiwan, Michael Lin is an artist who creates worldwide. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, in 1993, he received international acclaim by producing large-scale paintings in an architectural space with traditional Taiwanese textile motifs. He also participated in exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo (2002 & 2003), P.S.1 (2004) and the Taiwanese Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001).
Towada Art Center
Michael Lin Exhibition Organizing Committee
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