Flower Power

August 2010

Michael Lin

Who is the ‘public’ in the public sphere? What role for art as entertainment in a society of spectacle? In answer to such questions artist Michael Lin’s work is not just about the rediscovery of the flower patterns of traditional Taiwanese fabrics, but about turning the ordinary into the extraordinary and an alternative, unfixed spectacular in the sanctioned public space.
Georgia Street Plaza, 2010, installation at Vancouver Art Gallery. © Photo: Michael Lin
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