"Heroom,” a solo exhibition on Taiwanese artist Pong Yi-ping's (彭怡平) exploration of female identity and self-awareness through photographs, will be held in Paris from Sept. 15 through Nov. 20.
The exhibition will showcase a series of photographs that reflect autonomous women and how identity is constructed by acquiring spaces of their own against the backdrop of different cultural and historical backgrounds.
Inspired by the phase "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction” from Virginia Woolf, Pong had conducted a great number of case studies exploring female autonomy and how society, culture, economy, and history have influenced a woman's decision-making capacity on her household affairs and social issues.
In the past decade, Pong visited eleven countries to gain insight into women's lives and their power within the family unit and the patriarchal society. She had interviewed more than 200 women, and selected 41 interviewees to present the correlations among personal space with society, social status, race, history, religion, and culture.
Pong is a versatile artist who serves as a photographer, writer, and film critic. Fluent in French, Japanese, English, German, and Latin, she has taken to exploring Japanese and French culture in depth. She has released books on the two cultures, as well as books on literature and photography.
‘Heroom' featuring Pong Yi-ping