Invited by IT Park, Malaysia Chinese artist H.H. Lim is holding a solo exhibition “Speechless” at Taipei, to present his view on the world change for the latest year.
In the exhibition, Lin applies hand language to interpret his ideas. Compared to the noise and clamor of the vocal world, hand language belongs to the silent world. For the past year, the whole world we have been living in has been through all kinds of drastic events, such as New York’s 911 tragedy, Israeli war, EU's impact on economics, and natural disasters brought by global climate changes. Lim made art as his diary to transform his opinions into creation, provided a meditative space to face the many problems other than oneself that we can only “see”, but cannot “speak”. That’s why he uses hand language as his way of interpretation.
Having been residing in Rome, Italy for 27 years, Lim's artwork always emits both western humor and eastern memories. His signatures of expression are on his creative behavior and have a close association with his own life. In “Speechless” he combines drawings and frescos, filling the whole red wall with gestures of hand language. Responding to the two frescos are two chairs, each etched separately with greetings of “Good Morning” and “Good Night”, which is to deride the contradiction we encountered everyday with news media. They greet us warmly, then feed us with all confused and embarrassing reports. To find a way of self-adjustment, Lim made “Speechless” as an exit of his feelings. The show summed up a unique relation between H.H. Lim’s art and his everyday life.
Lim graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Rome, Italy. He devoted himself to the creation of conceptual art for 20 more years; has been holding exhibitions at many renowned international and Italian museums. His works have been collected by the National Modern Art Museum of Italy and the Rome Municipal Fine Art Museum. In September, he will be also showing works at Padula Monastery, Salerno, Italy in a group exhibition of “Le Opere e I Giorni” curated by Internationally famed Italian art critic Achille Bonito Oliva.