Michael Lin orchestrates monumental painting installations that reconceptualize and reconfigure public spaces. Using patterns and designs appropriated from traditional Taiwanese textiles, his work ornaments public museum cafés, lobbies, galleries and façades, transforming the institutional architecture. His unconventional paintings invite visitors to reconsider their perception of these spaces and to become an integral part of the work, giving meaning to the museum’s potential as an arena for interaction and encounter. This first comprehensive overview of the artist’s practice includes over 200 colour images and texts by curator Bruce Grenville, Nicolas Bourriaud, Hou Hanru, Annette Tietenberg and Vivian Rehberg.
Michael Lin: A Modest Veil was published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Bruce Grenville with Emmy Lee, and presented from January 23 to May 2, 2010.
Edited by Bruce Grenville and Emmy Lee
Essays by Nicolas Bourriaud, Bruce Grenville, Hou Hanru, Vivian Rehberg and Annette Tietenberg
8.6 x 11 inches
211 colour illustrations
Vancouver Art Gallery and Hatje Cantz