WOMEN我們 on the Go
WOMEN我們 is the first exhibition to explore feminism and queer themes in contemporary Chinese art. Originally debuted at Shanghai, then hosted by Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco, the exhibition makes its way to Miami Beach Urban Studios Gallery in conjunction with Florida International University in November. To read more about the exhibition in San Francisco: Click here
WOMEN我們 is curated by Abby Chen, presented by the Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco in Shanghai and San Francisco, and organized for travel by CCF in collaboration with partners. Its Miami iteration is organized by Alpesh Kantilal Patel and Brittni Winkler.
Exhibition Dates: November 15, 2013 – December 20, 2013
Opening Reception: November 15 7pm
Location: Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL
To broaden the discussion to a trans-national frame and to avoid essentializing identity (but not depoliticize it), the exhibition at MBUS includes work by mid-career and emerging artists—not necessarily based in China or even of Chinese descent—alongside activist ephemera. Indeed, the title of the exhibition, WOMEN我們, is a play on the English–Mandarin homophone meaning “women” and “we.” It succinctly reveals the crux of the exhibition’s curatorial conceit: to examine issues relating to women in China while shifting and stretching the very terms of what the categories of woman and China signify.
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The global movement has expanded internationally as the videos and short films showcased in the exhibition received film festival invitations all over the globe. WOMEN made its film festival premiere at Frameline San Francisco’s longest running LGBT film festival (June 2013), and also showcased at LesGaiCineMad Madrid’s LGBT Film Festival (October-November 2013).
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