Ujin Lin, the celebrated fashion filmmaker, is this year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair Guest Curator. Lin has previously created campaigns for global luxury brands such as Prada, Philip Lim and Longchamp, among others. His films are highly acclaimed across the fashion world.
Goldsmiths’ Fair commissioned Lin to create a film, Precious Mysteries. His finely crafted cinematic narrative provides the perfect modern complement to the stately grandeur of Goldsmiths’ Hall. Starring up-and-coming models Ira Sumbayeva and Marcus Goodwille, the work’s dreamlike sequences also feature eye catching jewellery and seductive silver personally selected by Lin from Fair exhibitors.
These pieces also appear in a special exhibition and will be on display at Goldsmiths’ Hall throughout the two weeks of the Fair. As such, the film installation is in direct dialogue with Lin’s showcase of precious metal treasures.
“I was drawn to the materials, creativity and skill that are the hallmark of a goldsmith, the stateliness of Goldsmiths’ Hall, and the luxurious pieces themselves. My showcase of Fair highlights also reflects my fondness for high fashion jewellery and sparkling silver for eclectic interiors.”
Since 2014, Goldsmiths’ Fair has featured an illustrious figure from the creative industries in the role of Guest Curator. Zaha Hadid was Guest Curator in 2014, Julia Peyton-Jones in 2015, and Erin O’Connor in 2016.