Michael Lin

Michael Lin

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (Spalding House)

Michael Lin, Honolulu. Photograph by Jeff Gaskell.

May 6, 2005

Michael Lin
May - December 2005

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
2411 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
T(808) 526-1322


As part of the 02art series at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, the Paris-based Taiwanese artist Michael Lin has produced his first outdoor, site-specific installation. Painted on the former tennis court of the museums Spalding House, Lins installation rehabilitates the court from years of disuse, making it once again functional and available to museum visitors to play on for the duration of the exhibition.

In July Lin will incorporate the installation as the setting for his first video project, produced by the Honolulu production studio, Madskill Productions.

This exhibition has been organized by Michael Rooks, Curator, The Contemporary Museum and is generously sponsored by the the Laila Art Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation, with additional in-kind support by HONBLUE, Pacific Recreation, Honolulu and Richard Malmgren.

About the Artist
Michael Lin was born in Tokyo in 1964. Lin has had solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Wien (2005), P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island (2004), The Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2004), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2003), The Stadhuis den Haag, The Hague (2002), among others. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Mori Art Mueum, Tokyo, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2004), Palais des Beaux Art, Lille (2003), Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland (2003), Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (2002), Gwangju Biennial (2002), Liverpool Biennial (2002), 49th Biennial of Venice, Taiwan Pavilion (2001), 7th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2001), Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, (2001), and SMAK, Gent (2001), among many others.

About The Contemporary Museum
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, is the only museum in the state of Hawaii devoted exclusively to contemporary art. TCM provides an accessible forum for provocative, dynamic forms of visual art, offering interaction with art and artists in a unique Island environment. TCM presents its innovative exhibition and education programs at two venues: in residential Honolulu at the historic Spalding house, and downtown at First Hawaiian Center.

Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday noon-4pm
free to the public on the third Thursday of each month.
(808) 526-1322 / www.tcmhi.org

About O2art
O2art is a project series that introduces the Hawaii community to the provocative work of artists from the international arena and invites local interchange with the artists and their work through interactive installations, artist lectures, performances, and educational initiatives.

O2art is not limited to the museum_s galleries and so offers a forum for the experience of forward-looking art and ideas in unconventional spaces.

O2art provides a platform for dialogues on contemporary art in Honolulus dynamic, international, and multicultural community.

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