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Studio Visits by Chih-Tung Lin Book Launch

Studio Visits by Chih-Tung Lin Book Launch

May

08

Wed

17:30 – 19:30

10–16°C

clear sky

Welcome to the book launch of Studio Visits by Chih-Tung Lin on Wednesday 8th of May, 5.30-7.30pm.

The book launch invites you to share a moment flipping through pages together. There will be an open discussion following the presentation of the book.

Studio Visits by Chih-Tung Lin follows the completion of Chih-Tung’s master thesis project at Uniarts Helsinki during which 19 distinctive studio visits with Finnish-based art workers were realised. Drawing the comics, Chih-Tung went about their thoughts on the curator’s role, the studio visit culture, conventions, power structure, and many other curator-artist related subjects.

As a result, Studio Visits by Chih-Tung Lin takes the shape of a two-coloured riso-printed, slightly smaller than A5 comic book. With its layout designed by Valentina Černiauskaitė and printed by Risofort Hamburg, the book of 116 pages includes a compilation of the comic strips documenting a beginning curator’s constant questioning on their role and their relationship with whom they work with. With this project Chih-Tung wants to share their firsthand observation and reflection on running the project but also all the wandering thoughts that the project inspires through their comical narratives. The book had its first appearance at Paper and Peers Art Book Fair in Bangkok, represented by Break Off Art Book Fair from Taichung, Taiwan. The book is heading to Fair Enough Art Book Fair in Tallinn, Estonia, on 18-19th of May.

The books will be available for purchase on site.

Chih-Tung Lin (she/they) is a curator and artist based in Helsinki, Finland, originally from Taiwan. They are interested in interdisciplinary qualities and playfulness in their practice and aim to blur the boundaries between their roles as a curator and an artist. Their practice involves curating, illustration, performance art, and a blend of these mediums. They work with topics related to social relations, working conditions, roles, and the artist-curator relationship. Lin holds a MFA in Praxis Exhibition Studies Programme at University of the Arts Helsinki.

Studio Visits by Chih-Tung Lin
Drawings and text by Chih-Tung Lin
Layout and design by Valentina Černiauskaitė
Printed in riso by Risofort, Hamburg
116 pages
Helsinki, 2024
ISBN 978-952-94-8529-1
Self-published
Edition: 100
Language: English

The project is supported by Grafia ry and Arts Promotion Center Finland (Taiteen edistämiskeskus).

Wed 08 May 2024 17:30 – 19:30

10–16°C

clear sky

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