2 Aug 2020

Sculptor Candice Lin looks at the history of plague

From Standing Room Only, 2:50 pm on 2 August 2020

A catapult that fires projectiles made out of oil, lard, wax and a pigment made from burnt bones is part of an exhibition by Los Angeles based artist Candice Lin, that's about to open in New Plymouth.

Pigs and Poison is a collection of work that looks at plagues and viruses, and how countries over centuries have both been blamed for them or spread them.It sounds eerily prescient, since Candice, who's Chinese American, made them before Covid-19. 

Pigs and Poison opens at the Govett-Brewster without her planned visit because of the pandemic. In fact she had to rely on gallery staff to install the show.