REVIEWS

/ MING LIN
Liu Wei’s “Shadows”

LONG MARCH SPACE, Beijing

View of Liu Wei’s “Shadows” at Long March Space, Beijing, 2018. Left: Cave No. 1, 2018. Right: Cave No. 2, 2018.
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Ming Lin

Liu Wei’s “Shadows” is a rigorous exercise in time-space travel. A series of heavily pigmented, depthless shapes hang on the walls of the gallery’s foyer (“Caves,” 2018) serving as oblique entry points into the main exhibition space, where the viewer encounters a cluster of studded and welded metallic structures (Shadows,... continue reading
“Clamour Can Melt Gold”

EDOUARD MALINGUE GALLERY, Hong Kong

View of “Clamour Can Melt Gold,” Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, 2015.
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Ming Lin

In an age of financialization, notions of value are increasingly abstracted, constructed from algorithmic equations as opposed to distinct processes or materials. As Franco “Bifo” Berardi writes succinctly of our era: “monetary value produces more monetary value without being realized through the production of goods.”(1) This observation indicates a departure... continue reading
View of “The Bank Show: Vive le Capital,” BANK, Shanghai, 2015.
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Ming Lin

An exhibition title containing a phrase like “Vive Le Capital” suggests a degree of irony in its subject matter. With a roster of some 24 artists and ambitious claims of “exploring the omnipresent power of global finance,” one expects an assortment of vaguely related works—critiques, interventions, manifestos—all of which gravitate... continue reading
Art Basel Hong Kong

ART BASEL, Hong Kong

Xu Longsen, Beholding the Mountain with Awe No.1, 2008-2009.
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Ming Lin

In its third iteration under Swiss direction (Art Basel purchased the Art Hong Kong fair in 2013), Art Basel Hong Kong features an abundance of works that wobble, waft, or otherwise cross the threshold between different modes of sensory perception, in attempts to break with an exhibition format and context... continue reading

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