The Archival Body

Jia-Jen Lin Solo Exhibition

A series of modular works including sculptures, photographs, and videos by artist Jia-Jen Lin. Lin tries to permanently preserve the physical parts that had been removed from a cancer patient. She also questions how our physical bodies lose their integrity and become more fragile under the authority of medical systems.
The title design suggests lost physical parts. The lenticular invitation shows two perspectives of the title and an exhibition piece, “Preserving a Jaw”, a 3-D plastic sculpture printed from CT scan images of a cancer patient’s jaw before it was excised.