Candice Lin’s Kites for Getty PST ART: ‘Art & Science Collide’ at Frieze London 2023

Find out what the LA artist’s cat Roger wants to tell humans in this extraordinary fusion of contemporary issues and traditional techniques

in Collaborations , Frieze London , Videos | 20 DEC 23
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September 2024 sees the opening of PST ART: Art & Science Collide, a huge curatorial initiative by Los Angeles-based cultural and philanthropic institution Getty. Five years in the making and ‘the US’s biggest art project’, as Getty’s Andrew Perchuk notes, the 2024 edition of PST ART involves more than 800 artists and 50+ institutions across Southern California, investigating a wide range of issues including climate change, AI, cosmology and bioengineering.

As part of the project, Frieze and Getty have joined in a yearlong creative collaboration that began at Frieze Seoul 2023 and continued at Frieze London 2023 with a work by Los Angeles-based interdisciplinary artist Candice Lin. Her work, which Perchuk describes as ‘the perfect marriage of art and science’, used the tradition of Korean fighter kites to look at ideas of human and animal castration, as converted by Lin’s cat, Roger. As well as displaying the kites at the fair, there were daily activations in London’s Regent’s Park to fly them (as you can see in this video), as well as kite-making workshops.

‘I think sometimes,’ says Lin, ‘people have forgotten to play and enjoy and have fun.’ Watch the film for more about this unique mix of tradition, ideas and feline messaging.

Candice Lin’s work will be included in the group exhibition Scientia Sexualis’, part of PST ART: Art & Science Collide, opening at ICA LA in September 2024.

Learn more about PST ART: Art & Science Collide