Roppongi Hills

Michael Lin, “Windows” Part of the early viewing exhibition program
Town Installations

Windows, 2018
Exhibition at Taiwan High Speed Rail Taichung Station

9/6(Tue) - 9/16(Fri) 10:00 - 20:00
9/17(Sat) - 9/19(Mon/Holiday) 10:00 - 22:00
* On 9/19 (Mon/Holiday) open until 18:00 only
Roppongi Hills West Walk 2nd Floor
[Participation fee]
Two sites of differing scale and scenery, the Giott House building and the facade of West Walk South in Roppongi Hills, are covered with a motif adapted from traditional Taiwanese lattice windows in the pattern of coins.
The lattice motif functions as a screen that encourages the experience of “looking,” while the coin pattern speaks of economic exchange. By conflating the act of looking and economic exchange, “Windows” seeks to reflect on our contemporary culture of visual consumption by way of the two sites in Roppongi and their respective activities of nightlife and (window) shopping.


Michael Lin

Michael Lin is born in Tokyo 1964, now living and working in Taipei and Brussels. Lin's works deviate from the limitations of the painting surface and attempts to create installations that reconfigure public space. Known for his use of patterns appropriated from Taiwanese traditional textiles and architecture decoration. Lin also creates installations composed of mass-produced everyday objects. The paintings and installations are conceived as site specific architectural interventions that become a place where visitors can gain a new spatial awareness and experience by participation and becoming an integral part of the art work.