Monday, January 21, 2013

Last Call: Lin Tianmiao at Asia Society through January 27

Lin Tianmiao, Installation,  Bound Unbound, Asia Society

Lin Tianmiao is one of the most famous Chinese artists of her generation. This fall Asia Society presents a mid-career retrospect of works and installations by this extraordinary 51 year-old woman. Her imagination combines the sensual with the strange - and disturbing. The title of the exhibition Bound Unbound alludes to thread wrapped around objects.  This video on the Asia Society's website explains her memories of winding thread for her mother, which she hated to do.  Nevertheless, she returned to this activity to articulate or enhance various invented forms.

Lin Tianmiao, Badges, Galerie LeLong, Fall 2012

I discovered Lin Tianmiao's other exhibition at Galerie Lelong in Chelsea this past fall.  There she exhibited numerous circles embroidered with typical slurs aimed at women in China and elsewhere. The dainty presentation of nasty comments confused and captured my mind for a very long time. An audio component spoke the words out loud.

The New York Arts Exchange offers a tour of the exhibition at Asia Society on Wednesday, January 23 at 1 pm.  We will met in the lobby at 1 pm.  $60 a la carte.  Please confirm your reservation at 

Best wishes for Chinese New Year - February 10, 11, and 12 -
新年快乐(xīn nián kuài lè) Happy New Year!

Beth New York

aka Beth Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
New York Arts Exchange

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