"Growth" an ARTFORUM Critics' Pick for Shanghai

Monika Lin,  River of Plastic,  2015 - 18

Monika Lin, River of Plastic, 2015 - 18

“Growth,” a group show at the Shanghai-based gallery Art Labor is an ARTFORUM Critics’ Pick. The exhibition features an installation by Monika Lin (AP ‘17). Todd Meyers writes, “Monika Lin’s installation River of Plastic, 2015–18, uses inorganic materials to show the emergence of a new ecology of waste and also serves as the thematic anchor of the exhibition. In this work, a gallery wall becomes a panorama of glowing Styrofoam, acrylic, vinyl, and Tyvek––construction scraps and the plastic surplus of China’s most populous city.” The show runs through October 10.


Monika Lin (MFA AP17) is exhibiting in Community Hospital, a group show featuring the work of 20 international artists in a former Chinese medical clinic space situated in a previous-era colonial house. The exhibition looks at issues where art raises awareness, provides catharsis or has other uses. Check out this link for more info.