New York Beijing Here There at the Yuan Art Museum

Measuring 13 x 6.5 x 5.9 meters and made of aluminum and paint, Multicolored Grid, was installed as part of New York Beijing Here There at the Yuan Art Museum in Beijing, China. The show opened on October 24th and featured artists Lin Yan, Wei Jia, and Michelle Fornabai. Thanks to Florencia Minniti, Paul Amenta, the students from Kendall College of Art and Design, Lydia Boda, Erin Dumond, Jacob Hanson, Jacob Kapusta and Nathan McCallum, and to Lin Yan, Yan Gulino, and Kegang Lian.

Alois Kronschlaeger Multicolored Grid

Alois Kronschlaeger Multicolored Grid

Alois Kronschlaeger Multicolored Grid

Alois Kronschlaeger Multicolored Grid

Alois Kronschlaeger Multicolored Grid

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New York Beijing Here There at the Yuan Art Museum

Artist Lin Yan

Over the past several months, I have had the wonderful opportunity to get to know the artist Lin Yan. We first connected in the beginning stages of the exhibition New York Beijing Here There at the Yuan Art Museum which opened on October 24th, 2013 (her birthday), spending many afternoons in each others’ studios discussing our work and our process. It has been extremely amazing to get to know her and to be a part of the same show. I’m looking forward to showing with her again in May at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut. Thanks for all that you have done, Lin!

Lin Yan New York Beijing Here There

Lin Yan New York Beijing Here There

Lin Yan Alois Kronschlaeger

Artist Lin Yan

Opening Night New York Beijing Here There at the Yuan Art Museum

‘New York Beijing Here There’ featuring Lin Yan, Wei Jia, Michelle Fornabai and myself opened at the Yuan Art Museum in Beijing, China on October 24th. With the help of Florencia Minniti, Paul Amenta, and the students from Kendall College of Art and Design, Lydia Boda, Erin Dumond, Jacob Hanson, Jacob Kapusta and Nathan McCallum, I constructed Multicolored Grid.

A huge thank you to Lin Yan, Yan Gulino, and Kegang Lian for inviting me to be a part of this exhibition.

Alois Kronschlaeger Yuan Art Museum

Alois Kronschlaeger Lin Yan

Alois Kronschlaeger Yuan Art Museum

Opening Night New York Beijing Here There at the Yuan Art Museum

Construction of the Multicolored Grid

With the arrival of Paul Amenta’s students from Kendall College of Art and Design, we were able to work quickly to install the Multicolored Grid.

We did this by splitting into two teams, one led by Paul and the other by me. We rotated between tasks, so every student got to do each aspect of the installation process.

The night before the opening, I finished up the last phase of the installation – cutting into the grid – while the team touched up the colors. Each person had one color.
Alois Kronschlaeger Multicolored Grid
Alois Kronschlaeger Multicolored Grid
Alois Kronschlaeger Multicolored Grid
Construction of the Multicolored Grid

Paul Amenta and the Kendall College of Art and Design Students

I am absolutely thrilled that my longtime friend, supporter, and curator, Paul Amenta has joined me in Beijing with a group of students from Kendall College of Art and Design. Paul has created a curriculum at KCAD that discusses site-specific installations. Through this course, the students will have the hands-on experience of working on Multicolored Grid as well as my piece at the UNTITLED Fair in Miami in December (more on that later).

The students got to work installing the multicolored metal studs in the space. Much like Untitled (Basin and Range), we map out the grids with a template before setting them in place. The students pictured below are Lydia Boda, Erin Dumond, Jacob Hanson, Jacob Kapusta and Nathan McCallum. Thanks to all of you and to Paul for all of your assistance!

Paul Amenta KCAD

Paul Amenta KCAD

Paul Amenta and the Kendall College of Art and Design Students

Setting up the workspace at the Yuan Art Museum

Now that we have purchased the materials, Florencia and I have setup a workspace in the Yuan Art Museum. Here, we prepare the metal studs for paint application. Each stud needs to be cleaned of any oil and dirt before we can apply paint.

After seeing the space, I sit down to make adjustments to the scale model. This project is unique for me because I have not had the chance to see the space and therefore, it is important to spend time reviewing my initial idea and making changes based on my impression of the actual space.

Alois Kronschlaeger Multicolored Grid

Florencia Minniti

Alois Kronschlaeger Multicolored Grid Scale Model

Setting up the workspace at the Yuan Art Museum