Lin Wang presents a site-specific installation in the Vigeland Museum's monumental Hall VII.
About the work Rhapsody
More than 20,000 porcelain pieces make up the installation Rhapsody. The hand-painted pieces form an elongated shape that extends the length of the room, from the window into the Fountain Hall. The same hand-painted porcelain were used to create the work Exotic dreams and poetic misunderstandings in Kunsthall Grenland in 2018. Although these are the same individual elements, the artist has created a new work that provides a basis for new considerations and new associations.
The porcelain chip prototype is made at Porsgrund Porcelain Factory and manufactured in China. Each piece is hand-painted and the blue color is based on color pigments from the porcelain factory in Porsgrunn and from China. The color also points to the cobalt mines at Blaafarveverket at Modum.
About the work Still Life
On a table are hand-painted porcelain objects. On closer inspection, we see bones and pieces of meat with tattoos. The scene is strongly influenced by the genre of Still Life painting. Wang is also inspired by old sailors with tattoos from foreign and exotic sailing routes when at sea. The tattoo was indeed a social marker for them, but also a visual memory for the individual sailor. In this work Wang mixes the pleasant with the grotesque, and introduces new elements to the tableaus of still life.