Michael Lin

Apr 23, 2004 - Jun 27, 2004

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Michael Lin, Spring 2003 and Unlimited, 2003. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay Fram

Michael Lin, Spring 2003 and Unlimited, 2003. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay Fram

Michael Lin, Spring 2003 and Unlimited, 2003. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay Fram

Michael Lin, Spring 2003 and Unlimited, 2003. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay Fram

Michael Lin, In Sickness and In Health (exterior view), 2004. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay Fram

Michael Lin, In Sickness and In Health, 2004. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay Fram

Michael Lin, In Sickness and In Health, 2004. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay Fram

Michael Lin, In Sickness and In Health, 2004. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay Fram

Michael Lin, In Sickness and In Health, 2004. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay Fram

Michael Lin, In Sickness and In Health, 2004. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay Fram

Michael Lin, In Sickness and In Health, 2004. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay Fram

Michael Lin, Spring 2003 and Unlimited, 2003. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay FramMichael Lin, Spring 2003 and Unlimited, 2003. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay FramMichael Lin, Spring 2003 and Unlimited, 2003. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay FramMichael Lin, Spring 2003 and Unlimited, 2003. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay FramMichael Lin, In Sickness and In Health (exterior view), 2004. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay FramMichael Lin, In Sickness and In Health, 2004. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay FramMichael Lin, In Sickness and In Health, 2004. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay FramMichael Lin, In Sickness and In Health, 2004. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay FramMichael Lin, In Sickness and In Health, 2004. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay FramMichael Lin, In Sickness and In Health, 2004. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay FramMichael Lin, In Sickness and In Health, 2004. Installation view, Michael Lin, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. April 23 - June 27, 2004. Photo: Jay Fram

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Paris-based artist Michael Lin creates large-scale installations that explore painting, design, ornamentation, and culture through an interaction with architecture. His installations are environments or aesthetic slices of life that invite the viewer to share the space of art and architecture in socially contemplative ways. Lin presented two projects in this exhibition: a new site-specific piece commissioned by the Contemporary, In Sickness and In Health, and a timely piece entitled Spring 2003. Hand-painted floors grounded each installation and create detailed spatial experiences that provided a physical encountering with art. Equally important to the viewing of Lin’s work is the notion of utilizing the work, wherein the visitors' access to painting, design, and decoration is visceral and immediate. As visitors entered, sat, and relaxed they became part of the work. The Contemporary worked directly with Lin to produce a fabric bound artist's book to accompany the exhibition.

This exhibition was curated by Shannon Fitzgerald, Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. 

 

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This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support form the Nimoy Foundation, the Taipei Cultural Center, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Arts & Education Council.

Montano Grant Events and Florals are the Official Florist of the Michael Lin exhibition.