Candice Lin

  • Many histories intertwine in Candice Lin's work in a kaleidoscopic process of unearthing, remembering, and memorializing. Lin teases out linkages between modern preconceptions and the historical and literary materials from which she draws using a variety of media, including drawing, printmaking, installation, and video. She creates dystopic scenes based on anthropological drawings from specific moments in colonial history in which an outside observer attempts to record expressions of otherness. Because the observer isn't completely objective, they inadvertently add a sexual or power-based fantasy to the composition. Lin's works exaggerate these fantasies in order to investigate race, gender, and sexuality within the Western spectator's constructs.

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Exhibition Identity by GRL GRP
Design : Rifle
Canibalia
06 Feb 2015 – 26 Apr 2015
Candice Lin

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Many histories intertwine in Candice Lin’s work in a kaleidoscopic process of unearthing, remembering, and memorializing. Lin teases out linkages between modern preconceptions and the historical and literary materials from which she draws using a variety of media, including drawing, printmaking, installation, and video. She creates dystopic scenes based on anthropological drawings from specific moments in colonial history in which an outside observer attempts to record expressions of otherness. Because the observer isn’t completely objective, they inadvertently add a sexual or power-based fantasy to the composition. Lin’s works exaggerate these fantasies in order to investigate race, gender, and sexuality within the Western spectator’s constructs.