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Whose Land? Whose Art? 

2010, installation and performance,

1200x300x200cm, concrete, Chinese scale, bamboo crate

Commissioned by the Land Foundation, Chiangmai

 

The wall stands mighty and tall. It originated as alienation and finished with harmony and integration. This is the experience of the work by Lin Yilin at the Land Foundation, recently conducted on the 11th of December, 2010. Lin Yilin usually creates work that acts as intense social critique. Issues such as land ownership, land reform, and security became crucial elements in his work. As presented by various medias, he applies these topics onto different nations and locations. Although the prominent size of the exhibiting wall at the Land Foundation expresses a somewhat critical nature, once thoroughly investigated, one will find that the wall is actually another work that expands the concept of the Land Foundation. Its existence can be read as “a thoughtful friend and a supporting ally”. “A wall is not a wall. It is formed to be dematerialised, and closed to be opened.” The usual space of the Land

© lin yilin 2018