Opening: The Fall of Apple
Yin Ming-Ming's works deal with seemingly stable structures, which on closer inspection turn out to be temporary, changeable installations on the one hand, and whose stability and balance become questionable with the means used constructively on the other.
In her exhibition at artothek - Raum für junge Kunst, Yin Ming-Ming shows an installation of objects that make a series of spheres float above our heads. Supposedly unattainable, they may be longings that have taken shape or apples of knowledge that one sees but should not reach: If one reaches for them, one risks the fall of man. Or is it really only a fruit that motivates action - like the carrot on the hook that drives the donkey forward? Small in relation to the objects, one imagines oneself in a childlike daydream in which one would like to linger.
Yin Ming-Ming plays with balance, with a fragile equilibrium that is maintained more by chance or changes and can collapse at any moment. Her materials are often everyday utilitarian or consumer objects made of wood, fabric, glass, or plastic, woven from their original purpose into new contexts. Often built on water or held together only by fragile connections, the constructions seem as if they could collapse at any moment. For Yin Ming-Ming, this is emblematic for human life.
Born in Taiwan, Yin Ming-Ming studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Thung-Hai University in Taichung, Taiwan and joined the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2000, where she became a master student of Prof. David Rabinowitch and subsequently studied with Prof. Georg Herold.
In 2008, she received a studio scholarship from the Lepsien Art Foundation in Düsseldorf. In 2015 she worked as part of an artist residency in Toulouse and in 2018 in Tampere.
The artist lives and works in Düsseldorf.