Mengju Lin, 'New Radio' series, 2019–2020 Mengju Lin, 'New Radio' series, 2019–2020

Mengju Lin, 'New Radio' series, 2019–2020

  • Collection of the Artist

  • Commission for 'Proposals for Novel Ways of Being'

  • 2019–2020

  • Acrylic paint and mixed media on found paper and cardboard packaging

New Radio (At No Extra Cost)
New Radio (By The Sun)
New Radio (Contact)
New Radio (Enery)
New Radio (Protection)
New Radio (Purpose)
New Radio (University)
New Radio (Virgin)
New Radio (With You)
New Radio (Years)

New Radio is an ongoing series of paintings made from and upon found paper and packaging material. The series’ title references the possibility of looking at a familiar object anew. In these works, stray phrases have been mined from their original sites of encounter and transposed to refreshed yet estranged contexts. This coexistence of familiarity and novelty characterises Mengju Lin’s engagement with text, inviting sympathetic new readings.

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Text written and read by: Tina Nixon (Friends of the Museums, Singapore)

Download English transcript here.