我不屬於 I don't belong, Galleria H., Taiwan, 10 Jan - 15 Feb 2015

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我不屬於

I don't belong

 

Date: 10 Jan  - 15 Feb 2015

Venue: Galleria H.

Address: No.12-1, Ln. 58, Sec. 1, Xinsheng S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan

Website: www.galleriah.com

Artists:

區秀詒 / AU Sow-Yee (MY/TW)金仁淑 / KIM insook (JP/KR), 李若玫 / LEE Jo Mei (TW), Tayeba Begum Lipi (BD), Typokaki (MY), 吳佩珊 / WU Pei-Shan (TW)

Curator:

Nobuo TAKAMORI (TW/JP)


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installation view - Click! 


Taking Feminism as the main subject , we invited female artists and artistic groups from Taiwan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Japan and Korean to hold a joint exhibition. Of Taiwanese-Japanese ancestry, Nobuo Takamori have been paying close attention to cross-racial and Asian relation issues. The compact yet exquisite exhibition "I Don't Belong" is set to be the following discussions of the mentioned issues.

The works in the joint exhibition include:


SAIESEO: "Between Two Koreas and Japan" by Korean-Japanese artist KIM Insook. The work filmed several Korean "Japan-inhabitants" with documentary techniques. The artist even turns the camera shot to herself, in an attempt to explore her own situation. The fiber artist WU Pei -shan wrapped up different objects with delicate fiber weave. She created a number of subtle visual effects through the material itself. Typokaki, the typography design team from Malaysia, created an art book called "Women's Words". The book is actually a mini-sized dictionary, composed of many different "self-coined words" with the radical of "woman". Every new coined word resembles a certain woman-related situation. The dictionary-like layout of the book lists the explanations of the words in Chinese, English and Malay.

 

"All the Way to Mengkerang", a video work by Malaysian artist AU Sow-Yee, represents a nonexistent South Pacific island with a documentary-like technique to portray her imaginative Utopia where different races coexist. In the work "Buns (1985-1998)", LEE Jo-Mei carved her two buns preserved from her childhood out of marble to express a sense of farewell and remembrance. Tayeba Begum Lipi, an artist from Bangladesh, plays both the bride and the groom and "weds" herself in a traditional wedding ceremony in her work "I Wed Myself". The work refers to personal gender awareness while condemning the unfair patriarchy structure.