OPENING : Thursday 24 Jan 2019 at 6-8 pm
EXHIBITION : Wed 23 Jan - Sun 3 Feb , 2019
GROUP SHOW : Femina Extravaganza
The contemporary society and culture still fail to differentiate femininity from womanhood, and female from woman. The sociocultural framework rather creates visual imagery and textual discourse to enforce ‘femininity and womanhood’ as well as ‘female and woman’ as embodied identities into certain bodies.
This discourse further creates exclusivity to cast aside any other bodies that are willing to identify as ‘woman’ or live their lives through the ‘womanhood’. The victims who suffer from this power system often stand in these conflicted zones of woman as ‘embodied identity’ vs ‘gendered identity’.
This exhibition explores the body as a site of struggle, consumption projected to media/society/culture, and further investigates ‘femina’ as an extraterritorial space that can embrace those bodies that identity as female but not woman, or as woman but not female; those bodies that have lived through femininity but not womanhood, or through womanhood but not femininity.
Curated by : Ellen Yeong Gyeong Son
Cr image : Fabricated Forms #2 by Natalie Lawson
ARTISTS : Avan Anwar, Amanda Wells, Ana Hanson, Ashlea Bechaz, Aneta Bozic, Bec Yule, Bom Cherdsak, Baaqiy Ghazali, Brooke Van Der Linden, Bambi Johnson, Briellen Feeney, Clyde CK, Claire Needham, Caterina Leone, Cathy Speed, Damaris Rey , Daisy Mak, Erin. P. Dickinson , Grace Helena Pavey, Gail Harradine, Grace Ware, Jess Lovell, Julie Milton, Julia Novella, Jade Burstall, Katrina Ginis, Kirsten Dunkley, Lauren Johnston , Leah Hume, Leah Mariani, Lucy Foster, Manda Jean, Natalie Lawson, Nani Puspasari, Paula Maggs, Pascale Garlinge, Rhiannon Henkel, Sue Llewelyn, Thao Nguyen, Tim Coleman , Yara Nuria Ueltschi
OPENING NIGHT & EXHIBITION