ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

I Took Three Photos before Taking off to Shanghai
Text, Single-channel video, 3 Photographs
Variable dimension for display  (in 5 pieces) | Photo “Two Artists” 52*79cm | Photo “A Family” 16.5*11.5cm | Photo “News” Dimensions Variable  | Video 9 minutes 3 seconds | Text Dimensions Variable
Edition of 2 + 1AP

“Art made us a family. Hmm, even though this idea seems farfetched.”——Lin Aojie

“Lin Aojie’s work often employs images to examine the relationship between his identity as an artist, his position within today’s commercial art world, and culture and geopolitics. His work I Took
Three Photos before Taking off to Shanghai imagines the connections between the people in the photographs, with the idea of the traditional family portrait as a framing mechanism. Through the group photo with Chen Tong, an artist and founder of a bookstore and gallery, and Younghwa Jeong, the gallery director, Lin Aojie seeks to change or forge relationships between people through art in between the real and the virtual—though not necessarily successful, he is not hindered from continually trying.”——Group show Very Natural Actions at Tai Kwun Contemporary, 2019

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Related Exhibitions:
Lin Aojie: From an Art Student to an Artist, TC101 SPACE, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen 08.23, 2023 -10.10, 2023
Very Natural Actions, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong 09.21, 2019 -12.31, 2019