Lin Tian Miao

Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao

by Melissa Chiu



As only one of a handful of internationally recognized female artists in China, Lin Tianmiao is known for her use of thread and embroidery as both mediums and subject matter in her sculptures, photographs, videos, and installations—an unconventional approach unique to this artist in the Chinese art world. Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao surveys for the first time the past twenty years of the artist’s work and includes an interview with the artist as well as essays by leading scholars on Chinese contemporary art. (Asia Society Sep 2012, HC, 136pp)

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Melissa Chiu

Australian American

Dr. Melissa Chiu was previously Director of the Asia Society Museum and Senior Vice President for its Global Arts and 
Cultural Programs. She is a leading authority on Asian contemporary art. Dr. Chiu has curated nearly thirty exhibitions of international art including projects with Shirin Neshat, Cai Guo-Qiang, Zhang Huan and Yoshitomo Nara. Her scholarly contributions include editor, Asian contemporary art and Asian American art chapters for Oxford Art Online, and is the author and editor of several books, monographs, and anthologies, such as “Breakout: Chinese Art Outside China” (Charta); the first-ever introductory books on the topic of Asian contemporary art, Asian Art Now” ( Monacelli Press),“Contemporary Asian Art” (Thames and Hudson) and an anthology of collected writings “Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader” (MIT Press).

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