"My work has moved away from the idea of a painting as an object," Michael Lin (born 1964) observes. "I'm more interested in creating a painting as a space to occupy." Lin makes painted installations that reconfigure institutional spaces with designs appropriated from Taiwanese textiles. This publication is the first comprehensive overview of his work.
The publication complements the exhibition FreePort [No. 005]: Michael Lin on view at the the Peabody Essex Museum from March 22, 2012, to August 14, 2016.
Hanru Hou is an independent curator and scholar specializing in contemporary Chinese Art. Bruce Grenville is senior curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery.