2022.03.05-27 OWNNESS, 5 Asian artists assert women’s bodily control in their own terms

Five female artists will juxtapose their works to tackle gender inequality, showing how women across East Asia are fighting hand in hand to reassert their bodily control in their terms.

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OWNNESS | 5-27 March 2022 @ Floating Projects

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Curators:

Mizuho Yamazaki and Virginia Liu for apexart 2021

策展:⼭崎みず穂、劉君宇 | ⻘波 凜 及 戸塚愛美 亦有貢獻

東亞社會剝奪了女性⾝體的⾃主權。女性這⼀概念是被想像和製造出來的,為了滿⾜社會對於女性 應該服從⾃⼰的⽂化⽗權和享有特權的⻄⽅殖⺠者的期望。雖然東亞的性別不平等狀況因每個國家 的社會⽂化歷史不同⽽各有其特殊性,但對女性,尤其是女性⾝體的凝視,仍然在某種程度上普遍 存在著。 本次展覽將展出五位當代女性藝術家的作品。這些藝術家來⾃東亞的五個不同地區,每⼀位藝術家 都反映了在當地社會中女性所經歷的性別歧視及賦權經驗,處理從各⾃的社會背景和⽣活經驗中產 ⽣的那些不準確的、過度性感的女性形象。是次展覽將展示東亞女性如何攜⼿抗衡強加於她們的社 會期望,奪回⾝體⾃主權。 Ownness是apexart公開徵集的展覽提案。

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Artists:

Kaai Ogaya ⼩栢 可愛 (Japan 日本)

Nayoung Jeong (South Korea 南韓)

Dong Jinling董⾦玲 (Mainland China 中國大陸)

Wong Ka-ying⿈嘉瀛 (Hong Kong 香港)

Betty Apple 倍帝愛波 (Taiwan 台灣)

About the curators:

Currently working as a Curatorial Assistant at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Mizuho Yamazaki creates exhibition spaces where spectators encounter the social and cultural realities from other parts of the world. With a special interest in arts and politics in the Middle East and North Africa and trans-physical exhibition platforms, she completed her MA in Museum Studies at New York University, and has taken part in curatorial internships for MoMA PS1 and the Abu Dhabi Project at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as well as an exhibition design internship at the Tokyo National Museum. ⼭崎みず穂 是東京森美術館的策展助理,感興趣於展覽空間的營造,希望為觀眾創造與世界其他地 區的社會和⽂化現實相遇的可能性,尤其是中東和北非。

Virginia Liu currently works at the Hong Kong Arts Centre Public Art Division, planning and executing art projects ranging from commissioned public art to community programs. She just finished a half-year professional attachment at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, where she worked on Future and the Arts and STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from Japan to the World. From 2020 onward, she is involved in Via North Point (2019-2021), an art project that aims at urban renewal and community building. She is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong with a BA in Art History and an MA in Cultural Studies. 劉君宇曾於香港藝術中⼼⼯作,策劃和執⾏公共藝術及社區藝術項⽬。她畢業於香港⼤學,獲得藝 術史學⼠學位和⽂化研究碩⼠學位。

**Visit ArtNotes for details, to be published on 28 February 2022:

http://floatingprojectscollective.net/art-notes/ownness-apexart-examining-her-body [coming soon on 28 February 2022]