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Well known for his large-scale ornamental ventures, Michael Lin – who did the first-ever Sucrière facade for the 2005 Biennale – designs his works primarily as spaces for potential encounters. For this year’s Biennale he is contributing "What a Difference a Day Made", an installation including music, video and performance within a highly specific "time capsule": a hardware store in Shanghai whose entire stock he purchased. Once catalogued and arranged according to colour, shape and use, as in a natural history museum, these formally distinctive objects were placed in wooden boxes, generating a hybrid environment which raises questions to do with memory, roaming, meditation and nostalgia. As he makes his way through the work, the viewer also sees a number of videos showing a juggler – juggling being very popular in China – filmed during the first presentation of the work. "What a Difference a Day Made" reminds us that the modest everyday existence of an obscure shop is also part of our collective memory – and something maybe capable of becoming a work of art in its own right.

With the support of the Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan and the Taiwan Cultural Centre, Paris.

Michael LIN
What a Difference a Day Made, 2008
Photos: Blaise Adilon
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Links

Cape: contemporary African art, Cape Town (South Africa)
www.capeafrica.org

Liverpool Biennial (UK)
www.biennial.com

Berlin Biennial (Germany)
bb6.berlinbiennial.de

Documenta (Germany)
www.documenta.de

Munster Skulptur Projekt, Munster (Germany)
www.skulptur-projekte.de

Biennale of Sydney (Australia)
www.bos2008.com/app/biennale

Mercosul, Porto Alegre (Brazil)
www.bienalmercosul.art.br

Sao Paulo Biennale (Brazil)
bienalsaopaulo.globo.com

Biennale de Montreal (Canada)
www.biennalemontreal.org

GZ Triennale, Guangzhou (China)
www.gdmoa.org/zhanlan/threeyear/shannianzhanlink

Shanghai Biennale (China)
www.shanghaibiennale.com

Busan Biennale (Korea)
www.busanbiennale.org

Gwangju Biennale (Korea)
www.gwangju-biennale.org

U turn (Denmark)
www.uturn-copenhagen.dk

Sharjah Biennial (United Arab Emirates)
www.sharjahbiennial.org

BIACS (Spain)
www.fundacionbiacs.com/biacs3

Biennale du Havre (France)
www.artslehavre.com

Les ateliers de Rennes (France)
www.lesateliersderennes.fr

Athens Biennial (Greece)
www.athensbiennial.org

Turin Triennale (Italy)
www.torinotriennale.it

Venice Biennale (Italy)
www.labiennale.org

Yokohoma Triennale (Japan)
yokohamatriennale.jp

Moscow Biennale (Russia)
3rd.moscowbiennale.ru

Biennale de Dakar (Senegal)
www.dakart.org

Singapore Biennale (Singapore)
www.singaporebiennale.org

Gothenburg Biennale (Sweden)
www.biennal.goteborg.se

Tapei Biennial (Taïwan)
www.taipeibiennial.org

Istanbul Biennial (Turkey)
www.iksv.org/bienal

Whitney Biennial (USA)
www.whitneybiennial.org

Prospect (USA)
www.prospectneworleans.org

Site Santa Fe (USA)
www.sitesantafe.org

Manifesta
www.manifesta.org

 

 


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