Co-Existence is a response the construction-obsessed culture that is inherent to Hong Kong. In an effort to gain headroom, many indoor spaces within the city eschew a proper ceiling, instead laying bare a maze of cables, ductwork, and pipes, which lends an industrial quality to the interiors of even the most polished glass buildings. In one of the gallery’s rooms, Lin Yan at once obscures and reveals these industrial elements, nestling them within layers upon layers of Xuan paper. In doing this, she highlights them, re-contextualizing these typically overlooked and purely utilitarian details as aesthetic elements in her work. In the softly lit space, Lin has created a peaceful sanctuary hung with two spiritually-themed pieces: At Home, which features the image of a Bodhisattva in relief, and Pray, which was cast from a New York City cobblestone. By incorporating these two works into the installation, Co-Existence moves beyond the relationship between humanity and nature, and asks the audience to consider the spiritual realm as well.