Maya Lin
What is Missing?

Maya Lin is inevitably cast as an architectonic artist, but over the past decade she has engaged the vocabulary of a cartographer, making artworks that help viewers to visualize complex natural and cultural systems operating in the world. This exhibition unites sculptural objects alongside what Lin considers to be her final memorial project, What is Missing? An interactive mapping website, What is Missing? relies upon triaxial dimensions of space, as well as those of time—past, present, and future—to engage us with species and habitats that have disappeared or may soon vanish. Utilizing both memory and projection, objective numbers and subjective narrative, What is Missing? asks us to reconsider our relationship to nature at time when it is critical to do so.

Maya Lin, Disappearing Bodies of Water: Arctic Ice, 2013. Vermont Danby marble, granite base. 48 x 46 x 52" (121.9 x 116.8 x 132.1 cm), Edition of 3 + 1 AP, Photography by Stephen White, courtesy Pace Gallery. © Maya Lin Studio, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Maya Lin, Where the Water Flows North, 2013. Steel pins, 6' 1" x 9' 4" x 1-1/2" (185.4 x 284.5 x 3.8 cm). Photograph by Gregory La Rico, courtesy Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. © Maya Lin Studio, courtesy Pace Gallery.