Rivers and Mountains

16 Sep 2014 to 01 Nov 2014

On 16 September Ivorypress hosted the opening of Maya Lin’s first solo exhibition in Spain, entitled Rivers and Mountains which takes place in the context of the programme of architecture and design in relation to art that Ivorypress presents annually in Madrid each September.

The exhibition guides us through the career of this American artist and architectural designer of Chinese heritage, with works and projects produced in the past decade as well as sketchbooks and preliminary studies. In her work, Lin approaches landscapes from an environmentally conscious perspective, outlining a critical reflection on the negative consequences of humankind’s carbon footprint.

Her work encompasses everything from site-specific installations and sculptures to small- and medium-format works, as well as architectural projects and memorial monuments. Through these media she ‘cultivates ways in which to make apparent both the natural and cultural systems operating in the world, while keeping in mind that they are not separate spheres but a united realm’.