2015 Beijing Solo show

Lin Jingjing: Tomorrow Was Wonderful
‘Tomorrow Was Wonderful’, a solo exhibition from Beijing artist Lin Jingjing. Lin Jing Jing is well known for her mixed media works on canvas, installations, and performance pieces, which commonly feature thread and embroidery. 

This exhibition showing her ‘China Dream’ series, the artist plays on one of the biggest buzzwords of current Chinese society.

The ‘China Dream’ is a recurring slogan in China’s current society, used to describe roles and aspirations of individuals and also those of the nation. Through her works, Lin examines how this ‘dream’ can have different interpretations for each person and invites her audience to consider these interpretations, and to compare and contrast them to the wider national context.

The exhibition features installations alongside Lin Jingjing’s surreally-colored canvases, allowing the viewer to lose their sense of reality and become immersed in hers, journeying through her imagination as she guides them through her interpretation of contemporary society.

The title, Tomorrow Was Wonderful, suggests an idea of looking back from the future with a sense of omniscience or hindsight at these personal and national aspirations with a sense of judgment.

In this time dominated by the idea of the Chinese Dream, the future is beautiful, a time of progress and achievement.

However, Lin suggests that perhaps when we get there, we will look back on our visions and aspirations for tomorrow and see warm memories fraught with an optimistic naivety rather than a reflection of reality.

This prompts us to consider this possibility not only in relation to the Chinese Dream, but also in relation to both our own lives and to history – past, present and future.

 

 

China Dream: Waiting For a Miracle, 2015, print, acrylic and thread on canvas, 130 x 130 cm, 51 x 51inches, 

 

 

Think back to a year ago. What did you think your life would be like today? What were your hopes for the future? Now, consider the present. Is it everything you dreamed it would be, or did expectation exceed reality? These are the questions Lin Jingjing asks her audience to reflect upon as they take in her works. These hopes and dreams and their discord with what comes to fruition are relevant not just on a personal scale, but also on a communal or national one. What are we told to believe; how many of our unrealized dreams were fed to us by outside forces, and what was their motive for leading us to wish for such things?


 

试想一年之前,你认为今天的生活会是怎样?你对未来的期待曾经是什么?然后想想现在,那些预设的计划都实现了么?或者你期盼的未来总是比现实更好?这些没能实现的期待和梦想不仅是个人的案例,也是集体甚至国族的失落。林菁菁在她的作品中不断向观者发问,我们被教导着去相信了什么,我们有多少不自觉被强加于己身的梦想,是谁,是何种力量规范着我们的期待和向往?

 

DE SARTHE HONG KONG 
LIN JINGJING
Solo Exhibition 
Take Off
脱轨
林菁菁个展
香港德萨画廊
Sep.16 - Oct. 2, 2017

 

Lin Jingjing "Take Off" Solo Show

De Sarthe Gallery

20/F, Global Trade Square, No. 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, 
Hong Kong

Opening hours : Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7pm

 

 

DE SARTHE BEIJING 
LIN JINGJING
Solo Exhibition 
Tomorrow Was Wonderful
明天曾经无限美好
林菁菁个展
北京德萨画廊
JUNE 13 - August 2, 2015
DE SARTHE Hong Kong 
LIN JINGJING
Solo Exhibition 
Promise Again For the First Time
完美的诺言
林菁菁个展
香港德萨画廊
April 5 - May 3, 2014

Lin Jing jing 's New Catalogue   "The Method of Paradox" is available


林菁菁新画册《 悖论的方式》开始发售

"My Promise for Your Happiness" on the cover of 

TransnaTional Dialogues Journal 2014