Lin Yilin

Sunday, September 18th, 2011
Starting at the Chinatown Gate (50 Pender Street at Carrall St.), 3:00PM (sharp)
Produced by Centre A, This performance will last aproximately two hours.
Sponsored by Mark Allison and Stephanie Holmquist

Imagery Knowledge Science is a new site-specific outdoor performance by internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Lin Yilin. The artist invites the audience to visit a hidden alleyway in Vancouver’s Chinatown. This performance begins at 3 pm at the Chinatown Gate located on Pender and Carrall Street and moves into the first alley west of Main St., between Keefer and Pender St.


Lin Yi Lin has been a key figure in the rise of the Chinese avant-garde since 1980s. His works were included in the 10th Biennale de Lyon (2009), Documenta 12 (2007), the 50th Venice Biennale (2003), Big Tail Elephant (Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland, 1998), Cities on the Move (Vereinigung bildender Kunstler Wiener Secession, Austria, 1997) and China Avant-Garde (Haus der Kulture der Welt, Berlin, Germany, 1993). In the 1990s, Lin co-founded the legendary Big Tail Elephant, an art group that was later joined by other internationally acknowledged artists such as Zheng Guogu and Hou Hanru, to provide an open space for artists to explore issues associated with urban development. He is known for utilizing hand built brick walls in installations and performances, exploring the relationship between sculpture and architecture, addressing the problems caused by the ongoing massive transformation and urbanization