Oriental Ornamental: Hannah Lim at Edinburgh Printmakers

Hannah Lim, 'Box of Beasts'
Hannah Lim, 'Box of Beasts'

Hannah Lim: Ornamental Mythologies

Tue, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 17:30, Wed- Thu 10:00 - 21:00

From: 29 Sep 2022

To: 20 Nov 2022

Edinburgh Printmakers
1 Dundee Street
Edinburgh & the Lothians

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Hannah Lim: Ornamental Mythologies at Edinburgh Printmakers is the London-based artist’s first solo exhibition in Scotland. A 2020 graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, she is working here in printmaking for the first time as she continues her exploration of eastern and southeastern Asian culture and its appropriation for western audiences.

She explains, ‘As a person of mixed Singaporean and British heritage both my research and practice has come to engage with the colonial connotations of the relationship between the east and the west. These are most evident in themes such as orientalism and its relationship to chinoiserie, an 18th-century aesthetic trend in which elements of Chinese design were recreated in relation to European aesthetics and tastes. I attempt to reimagine and reclaim ideas and designs associated with chinoiserie, which have in the past had problematic colonial undertones.’

In this exhibition prints are displayed in ornate, laser-cut frames and smaller ceramic pieces sit on custom-designed plinths, mirroring the larger laser-cut sculptural works.

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