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    FreePort [No. 005]: Michael Lin

    Presented by at Peabody Essex Museum

    March 22, 2012 - May 27, 2013


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    FreePort [No. 005]: Michael Lin

    Artist Michael Lin spotlights PEM's renowned collection of Asian export art, particularly Mr. Nobody, one of the first representations of a European gentleman in Chinese porcelain. Animating the history of trade between China and the West, Lin creates a large-scale installation composed of hundreds of Chinese-produced replicas of Mr. Nobody in PEM's Asian Export galleries. Climbing up the walls of the Mellon Staircase and along the floor of the Export Silver Galleries, Lin - who is internationally recognized for his oversized paintings of ornamental design - creates a sprawling mural of original armorial and heraldic motifs that will be echoed in a pair of specially commissioned Bernardaud vases.


    Peabody Essex Museum

    161 Essex St
    East India Square
    Salem, MA 01970-3783

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