LIN TIANMIAO: Protruding Patterns

From September 7h to October 21st, the main gallery of Galerie Lelong in Chelsea will be covered with a massive carpet. The bright and colorful carpet is made up of dozens of antique carpets sewn together and invites viewers to walk on it. On top of the carpet are embroidered words written in various languages including Chinese, Japanese, and English and are all expressions about women.

The artist who created this piece is Lin tianmiao, one of Chinas most internationally recognized contemporary female artists. Throughout the years, Lin has been using an intricate, labor intensive approach with mediums such as textiles, thread, embroidery, to address human experience, especially female issues in a global context.

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