Taiwanese artists Yao Hong (姚紅), Huang Meng-wen (黃孟雯), and Chen Han-sheng (陳漢聲) are invited to participate in "WOMEN我們: From Her to Here," an art exhibition held at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) from Feb. 19 to August 28, 2021.
This is the third iteration of "Women我們 (a Mandarin homophone meaning for both 'women' and 'we')," a platform for exploring feminism, gender diversity and sexual equality, bringing together the artworks and archives of queer and feminist artists.
The exhibition curated by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco features video and film works, mixed media installations, photography and paintings by artists from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, San Francisco, with a focus on Asian perspectives.
This year's theme focuses on the importance of cultivating safe physical and psychological space as a way to preserve queer and feminist creativity and cultural development, and to present the unique but overlooked presence of Asian queers' cultural identities.
Yao's mixed media installation "Erotic Wallpaper" uses extremely contradictory totems to create a visual hallucinatory effect in response to the oppressive speed of contemporary social messages. Huang's photographs and video work "Suits and Corsages" is an ongoing series that focuses on the women who wore suits in Taiwan in the 1950s.
Chen's new mixed media installation "When I was a Child" documents a school bullying incident in Taiwan, in which Yeh Yung-chi was bullied for his "feminine" tendencies, and his death led to the enactment of the Gender Equality Education Act in Taiwan.
The exhibition can be accessed here.