Lin Aojie: Designers Have A Future only When They Treat Artworks as Initial Inspiration
ShanghART, ShanghaiShanghART, West Bund, Bldg. 8, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai,
- 12.20, 2019
Lin Aojie was born in Guangzhou in 1986 and graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Oil Painting Department in 2010. He currently lives and works in Guangzhou.
Presented through video, photography, painting, text, etc., Lin Aojie’s artistic practice departs from his personal experiences. The artist has a keen and delicate record of the trivial details of daily life or deliberately planned events with strongly improvisatory and humorous images, while a seemingly dispassionate tone threads the whole narrative structure. By beating around the bush he tries to question, ridicule and criticize the capitalist mode of production, artist's survival predicament and the relationship between artists and other art professionals.
Recent exhibitions include: Light Pavillion Project: The Comfort Zone at a Distance, Taikang Space, Beijing (2018); Emerging Curators Project 2018, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2018); The New Masses, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing (2018); Shared Narrative(s), ShanghART S-Space, Beijing (2018); The 7th edition Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture, Shenzhen (2017); If You Throw Enough Mud at the Wall, None of It Will Stick, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai (2017); 11th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2016); Rhythm-analysis, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen (2016); Hinterland Project, Times Museum, Guangzhou (2015); The 2nd “CAFAM·Future” Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing (2015). He was nominated for the 2016 Art Sanya Huayu Youth Award.
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