Movana Chen: From Books to Art
Movana Chen: This work is from the artist’s on-going “Travelling into your bookshelf” project, which aims to create dialogues around memories of books that have been donated by her friends. This work was knitted from approximately 300 shredded pages of three comic books.
Movana Chen : “ID Magazine Dress” from Deconstructing 2004
Knitted shreded laminated magazines (110×55 cm)
Courtesy the artist and Pe’kin Fine Arts For this exhibition the artist has extracted a fragment from
“Deconstructing” in order to help make her work practice more explicit. This is the artist’s first piece of wearable art
made in September 2004 from 60 pages from “ID Magazine”
Movana Chen : “The Never Ending Story” (2011)
Knitted shredded books mounted on canvas (100×100 cm)
Courtesy the artist and Pe’kin Fine Arts This work is from the artist’s on-going “Travelling into your bookshelf” project.
The work constitutes a cross-cultural dialogue as it is knitted from
approximately 300 shredded pages from two copies of the book “The Never Ending Story”
4. Movana Chen: Tin Tin (2011)
Knitted shredded books mounted on canvas (50×50 cm)
Courtesy the artist and Pekin Fine Arts.
This work is from the artists’ on-going “Travelling into your bookshelf” project.
The work is knitted from Approximately 75 shredded pages of one of the
“Tintin” books that was published in French.
Movana Chen: Travelling Dress (2011)
Knitted shredded Louis Vuitton catalogues (110 x 50 cm)
Courtesy the artist and Pe’kin Fine Arts
The Travelling Dress was made during the artist’s travels around Hongkong. Seoul, Singapore, and Malaysia. It is made from approximately 400 shredded pages of five Louis Vuitton catalogues and aims to establish a dialogue with each of the cities, people, and cultures in which it was made. During this process, everyday objects are transformed into art which has an innovative and creative connection with life.
The Travelling Dress video documents the process by which,
the artist made the work out of shredded Louis Vuitton catalogues as she travelled around Asia.