Special Exhibition of Female Creation : Let's Swing
Gallery 1, Xinying Culture Center, Xinying District Tainan, Taiwan May 3rd to June 30th, 2019.
These range of work created in 2018 to 2019, exhibited together with another 12 Taiwanese Female Artists, age group from 1890s to the 1980s, completed in 1930 to 2019 .
The primary theme continues the contemporary presentation of women's traditional production techniques and materials. The creations show that contemporary women's thinking using traditional female production techniques are traditional women's labor production affairs, used to cover the body.
Curated by Iwen Wang, organized by The Cultural Affairs Bureau, Tainan City Government.
Gone and Return |
Acrylic on canvas |
3 panels (each : 30 x 40 cm, total : 40 x 90 cm) |
This work is about woman biological period cycle. Some people still think that the menstruation, is something need to hide, as it is a shame and dirty. We need to break this negative perspective, as menstruation is a normal women biological cycle, so nothing to hide. Menstruation is a privilege and a special gift awarded for women only.
The Body of My Own #3 | photocopy transfer on paper, framed in acrylic sheet, hanged | 2019 | each : 18 x 28 cm (total 6 pcs) | photographed by Deden Hendan Durahman
Portrait series of my own body. in shadow, accompanied by huang (凤凰, female Chinese phoenix) and the flower peony (牡丹 / 富貴花). This artwork is about 'self-esteem' : see women as : honor, respect, beauty, elegance, virtue, grace.
Serving and Giving | Ceramic (very thin and light)| 2019 | various dimension (Approximate:3 x 13 x 13 cm – 4 x 15 x 15 cm
The work is about 'domestic object' : Napkin. When we see 'napkin' (as the pattern showed), will remind us about 'serving' (to serve). Also I remembered when I was a child, my mom loved to wrap food using clean napkin, this means to give (giving). So the work is to raise the social status of 'serving' (domestic matter) and sharing (giving) love. We need to appreciate those who 'serve' us, who 'assist' us, with care. Also the work is to raise the material status -- traditional material - of the ceramic and napkin.
The Strongest Wings yet Fragile | Ceramic | 2018 | 16 x 27 cm
The uterus is an organ which is belongs to woman body. It is very strong as it can hold a 'new human being'. But it is also fragile, so we need to taking care of it.
Gentleness that Speak |Silk organza, cotton thread, acrylic thread, wood stick.(Hanged ceiling by nylon (fishing line). In the middle there are text : pleasurable, enjoyable, STRONG, sensitive, routine, pain) |2018.
Every woman has the right for their own body- for pleasure, enjoy - but ironically their body is also susceptible for pain
She Feels You | Copper plate, acrylic mirror, dust, text | 2018 | 32 x 56 cm
All human being, both men and women, were born by women. The works is as a reminder to respect our mother, and she is a woman.