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Basic Needs Memorial Day
2018
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LIN Yi-Chun
Basic Needs Memorial Day
2018
Mixed Media Installation
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Basic Needs Memorial Day
2018
Mixed Media Installation
Dimensions Variable
Basic Needs Memorial Day
2018
Mixed Media Installation
Dimensions Variable
Basic Needs Memorial Day
2018
Mixed Media Installation
Dimensions Variable
Basic Needs Memorial Day
2018
Mixed Media Installation
Dimensions Variable
Basic Needs Memorial Day
2018
Mixed Media Installation
Dimensions Variable
Basic Needs Memorial Day
2018
Mixed Media Installation
Dimensions Variable
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Basic Needs Memorial Day was created in an open-call project commissioned by the National Human Rights Museum in Taiwan and was displayed as a situational installation for the first time in the National Human Rights Museum in Taipei. By proposing an 80 Year Basic Needs Calendar system, this work intends to commemorate the victims of White Terror, examine the modern system of states of the ROC, and rethink the origin of collectiveness. I picked up 80 absent objects and things mentioned in the memoirs of White Terror victims. I deemed that they could disclose the deep reality of these people and their backgrounds under the violence of totalitarianism. These 80 items become the title of each year in this Basic Needs Calendar system in random order. It suggests that people choose the way we commemorate the dark history and victims of this time, whether the commemoration is in our mind, our thoughts, or our actions, and whether it is conducted by one person or by a group. In the exhibition, I chose six of the items to simulate how this system works; its rule is embedded into the current ROC constitution and written on a blackboard. The result of this work is tricky—somehow it ends up revealing the paradoxical and problematic part of the modern system of states.

ARTISTS
18 artworks / 18 exhibition
Installation Art
Yi-Chun LIN(Esther LIN) is a contemporary artist living and working in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2016, she completed her MFA degree in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is skilled at setting up a trap between reality and imagination throu ...
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KEYWORDS
LIN Yi-Chun, 2018, Installation Art
LIN Yi-Chun, 2018, Installation Art
LIN Yi-Chun, 2017, Installation Art
LIN Yi-Chun, 2018, Installation Art
LIN Yi-Chun, 2014-2015, Installation Art
LIN Yi-Chun, 2014, Installation Art
LIN Yi-Chun, 2014, Installation Art
LIN Yi-Chun, 2016-2018, Installation Art
LIN Yi-Chun, 2012, Installation Art
LIN Yi-Chun, 2011, Performance Art , Installation Art
LIN Yi-Chun, 2015, Installation Art
LIN Yi-Chun, 2014, 2016-, Installation Art
LIN Yi-Chun, 2011, Performance Art , Installation Art
LIN Yi-Chun, 2014, Installation Art
LIN Yi-Chun, 2014-2015, Installation Art