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林 璎

Here and There

Maya Lin Silver Thames. recycled silver, 2012, 198.1 x 48.3 x 1.3 cm.

Maya Lin Silver Thames. recycled silver, 2012, 198.1 x 48.3 x 1.3 cm.

Maya Lin Silver Seine, 2013. recycled silver, 152.4 x 233.7 x 1.3 cm (60 x 92 x 1/2").

Maya Lin Silver Seine, 2013. recycled silver, 152.4 x 233.7 x 1.3 cm (60 x 92 x 1/2").

Maya Lin Disappearing Bodies of Water: Lake Chad, 2013. Vermont danby marble, wood base, 106.7 x 91.4 x 48.3 cm (42 x 36 x 19").

Maya Lin Disappearing Bodies of Water: Lake Chad, 2013. Vermont danby marble, wood base, 106.7 x 91.4 x 48.3 cm (42 x 36 x 19").

Maya Lin Pin River - Danube, 2013. steel pins, 256.5 cm x 640.1 cm x 3.8 cm (101" x 252" x 1-1/2").

Maya Lin Pin River - Danube, 2013. steel pins, 256.5 cm x 640.1 cm x 3.8 cm (101" x 252" x 1-1/2").

Maya Lin Disappearing Bodies of Water: Arctic Ice, 2013. Vermont Danby marble, granite base, 121.9 x 116.8 x 132.1 cm (48x 46 x 52").

Maya Lin Disappearing Bodies of Water: Arctic Ice, 2013. Vermont Danby marble, granite base, 121.9 x 116.8 x 132.1 cm (48x 46 x 52").
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About 林 璎

林璎创作了一系列广受好评的作品,其中包括大型的环保艺术装置、私人工作室的艺术作品、建筑作品和纪念牌。她的作品以廿一世纪的滤镜去看并诠释世界,以及使用高科技的方法去研究和可视化自然环境。通过雕塑和绘画,林璎融合了理性的秩序和美感这个观念。为了使二维和三维空间之间的界限模糊化,她建立了一个景观的系统化顺序,与历史,时间,科学和语言联结上。林璎一直是世界各地博物馆个展的主题,她同时也创造了室外艺术装置,供从纽约到新西兰的到公共和私人收藏家收藏。她现正准备她的最后一个纪念牌:「什么在逍逝」,这是一个为了引起人们对周遭的生物多样性和丧失栖息地危机的关注而做的一个项目。 1959年在俄亥俄州的雅典出生,林璎从耶鲁大学和耶鲁建筑学院毕业。她已成为佩斯代表的艺术家。
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Press Release

  • Maya Lin: Here and There

    6-10 Lexington Street, London

    22 March – 11 May, 2013

    Opening: Thursday, 21 March, 6 to 8 PM

    Pace is honoured to presentHere and There, a two-part exhibition of new work by American artist Maya Lin presented in London and New York this spring.Here and Thereis on view at Pace London, 6-10 Lexington Street, from 22 March through 11 May and at Pace, 32 East 57th Street, New York from 26 April through 22 June. This is Maya Lin’s first exhibition in London.

    Lin explores aspects of the natural world through sculpture and drawing, focusing on mapping as a way to translate the enormity of a place to a scale that we can see and understand. The New York presentation ofHere and Thereconcentrates on the geography of Manhattan and New York State (Here), while the London exhibition explores natural phenomena within but also beyond London, extending to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Arctic (There).

    Employing technological methods to study and visualise topographies and geographic phenomena,Lincreates sculptures that interpret the natural world through a twenty-first century lens.By abstracting natural forms into a single material – marble, wood, silver, or steel – she reveals things that are often hidden below the surface or beyond sight,merging rational order with notions of beauty and the transcendental.

    Lin’sPin RiversandSilver Rivers– wall works representing aerial views of waterways, in which the image of the river is made of either recycled silver or steel pins, with the wall forming the surrounding land – enable viewers to see rivers both as interconnected wholes and as dynamic, sculptural forms. The use of pins helps to represent the dispersion of the waterways, particularly evident in the evocative, fan-like shape of the Lena River estuary or the slender, meandering Danube.

    TheDisappearing Bodies of Waterworks consist of layers of white Vermont Danby marble carved to represent the diminishment of three bodies of water over time – Lake Chad, the Aral Sea, and the Arctic Ice mass. The shape of each layer of marble is derived from a satellite image of the shrinking mass of the body of water. As climate change accelerates, Lin is increasingly interested in rising currents and changes at the water’s edge. Though she has previously engaged with three-dimensional modeling to show depth and area, this is the first time that Lin uses three dimensions to represent temporal change.

    The exhibition also features marble sculptures of longitudinal and latitudinal sections that reveal the mountainous terrain above and below the ocean’s surface. The fourteen-foot-long marble sculptureGreenwich Mean Timerepresents the cartographic section of the Greenwich Meridian, the parallel passing through London at zero degrees longitude. To create the sculpture, Lin began with drawings, tracing the complex terrain of the ocean floor, followed by computer analysis and scaled models to find the right form before it is made in marble. “It’s a process that balances scientific data with the handmade,” says Lin. “If the end form looks only like the idea of the information, then it fails. It has to become its own form – evocative, beautiful, strange. I start with extremely complex scientific data points and then, through a visual editing process, I find the scale and simplicity of the form – revealing a landscape both visually discernible and compelling.”

    The Pace London exhibition features a room dedicated to Lin’s last memorial,What is Missing?, a multi-sited artwork that raises awareness about the current crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss. A website (www.whatismissing.net) acts as a nexus for the project, creating an ecological history of the planet and inviting people to share something they have personally witnessed diminish significantly or disappear from the natural world. At Pace London, the room will concentrate on thehistory of the Thames and of London and its environs, revealing the former biological abundance of the waterway through details gleaned from historical documents and archives. Visitors to the gallery are asked to contribute their own memories of the Thames, adding to the historical account.

    Here and Therewill be accompanied by a catalogue with essays by Robert Storr, dean of the Yale University School of Art, andWilliam L. Fox, Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.

    For press inquiries, please contact:

    London: Nicolas Smirnoff,nicolas@pacegallery.com/ +44 203 206 7613

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Maya Lin explains the ideas and inspirations behind the works in her current show "Maya Lin: Here and There" on view at Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, and Pace London, 6-10 Lexington Street. Click here to watch Art21's video.

Catalogues

MAYA LIN: HERE AND THERE

William Fox and Robert Storr

2013. Pace Gallery. Paperback

87 pages: 65 color illustrations

9781935410423