Lin Jing Jing's work "Predictability of Unpredictable-Made in China"     2015      mixed media on canvas    50 x 60 cm  exhibited in group show "Half the sky":Chinese Women Artists at

Red Gate Gallery.

 

 

 

Half the Sky: Chinese Women Artists

It was Mao Zedong who said, ‘Women hold up half the sky’.

An exhibition of works by more than 15 artists from mainland China reveals a group of diverse women doing just that. Unusually, the exhibition emerged from the publication of a book, ‘Half the Sky: Conversations with Women Artists in China’. Released in Sydney by Piper Press in February, it’s based on Australian art writer Luise Guest’s conversations with more than 30 artists, in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. Now, audiences in Beijing have an opportunity to discover a number of the artists featured in the book.

In travels to China over five years, Guest began to notice a surprising absence of work by women in galleries. She says, ‘Despite the continued international fascination with Chinese contemporary art, manifested in so many curated exhibitions, catalogues, books and articles, there were important stories as yet insufficiently told: the stories of women artists. I wanted to make the work of these artists accessible to a wider audience, and to provide a space for them to talk about their lives and their art practice.’

From those artists, now in their 50s, who emerged in the tumultuous period of Reform and Opening, to a generation born in the 1980s, influenced by popular culture and increasing consumerism, to a rising generation of much younger artists coming to adulthood in a completely transformed China, the artists featured in the book and exhibition are all completely at home in a post-internet international art world. Yet all are conscious of how Chinese history and tradition inform their thinking.

The exhibition that accompanies the launch of the book in Beijing reveals the diversity of these artists, as well as the deep connections between them. Whether they work in painting or video, digital media or sculpture, each is engaged on a personal quest to invent and develop a visual language with which to convey the complex social realities of today’s China. Now that the tropes of Pop-inspired Mao imagery seem tired, it is time for their voices to be heard, and their work to be seen more widely.

 

半边天:中国女性艺术家

 

毛泽东曾说,“妇女能顶半边天”。
 
这次展览将展出超过15位来自中国大陆的女性艺术家的作品,而他们的作品正好引证了这句话。这次展览的灵感来自一本刚出版的书《半边天:与中国女性艺术家的对话》。这本书今年2月在悉尼由 Piper 出版社发行,记录了澳大利亚艺术作家 Luise Guest 与30多个女艺术家,在北京、上海和杭州的对话。值此机会,北京的观众可一睹一些书中描述的艺术作品。
 
在过去五年的中国旅行中,Luise Guest 留意到画廊中很少展出女性艺术家的作品,她指出,“尽管国际社会对中国当代艺术相当迷恋,众多的策展、画册、书籍和文章中,女性艺术家的故事,仍还没有充分被重视。我希望能让更多人接触到这些艺术家,了解他们的生活和他们的艺术实践”。
 
书中所提及的艺术家们,有的是从一个动荡和改革开放时期掘起、现年50多岁的艺术家;有的是80年代出生、受着流行文化以及消费文化影响下成长的艺术家;有的是更年轻的、在一个新一代中国社会中成长的艺术家。他们既熟悉网络中的国际艺术界,同时亦常思索研究中国历史和传统,如何影响他们的想法。
 
这次在北京的展览以及新书的出版都揭示了这些艺术家的多样性,以及这些艺术家之间深厚的关系。不论他们以绘画、影像、多媒体或雕塑等媒介来呈示个人看法,都可看作一种相同的视觉语言,去展示现今中国社会的复杂性。是时候让这些艺术家为我们带来一些新冲击,让他们的声音被听到,让他们的工作得到更广泛的关注。
 
“半边天:中国女性艺术家” 展览包括以下艺术家:

卜桦,冰逸,崔岫闻,董媛,高平,高蓉,何成瑶,黄静远,韩娅娟,梁远苇,林菁菁,李婷婷,马嬿泠,陶艾民,王之博,谢其,肖鲁,周宏斌。

 

http://www.redgategallery.com/content/half-sky-chinese-women-artists

 

Exhibit at Red Gate Gallery Beijing

 

 

China Daily Features Half the Sky: Chinese Women Artists

May 03,2016
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