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Women Art Revolution

Women Art Revolution

Alicia Smith, Amapola Prada, Claudia Joskowicz, Clarisse Hahn, Fang Lu, Laura Huertas Millán, Lynn Hershman Leeson, siren eun young jung

Women Art Revolution draws a selection of works from the KADIST collection that aim to initiate conversations around women’s issues, feminism, and feminist art. People who identify as women still face a patriarchal society and daily oppression despite the advancement of society and civilization today. Produced between 2010 and 2018 by international artists, the eight works poetically highlight persisting societal, cultural, and political experiences of women around the world, and suggest the importance of feminist resistance, movements, and art. Organhaus invited four women artists, curators, and researchers to select the works, respond and reflect on the work and organize programming that intends to inspire conversation, reflection, and local action.

Alicia Smith, Teomama , 2018.
Amapola Prada, Movement , 2013
Claudia Joskowicz, Some Dead Don’t Make a Sound (Hay muertos que no hacen ruido), 2015
Clarisse Hahn, Prisons, 2011
Fang Lu, Canton Novelty, 2016
Laura Huertas Millán, La libertad, 2016
Lynn Hershmann Leeson, !Women Art Revolution, 2010
siren eun young jung, Deferral Theatre, 2018

Women Art Revolution is co-organized by Organhaus and KADIST.

The exhibition Women Art Revolution borrows its title from the work Lynn Hershman Leeson, !Women Art Revolution (2010).

Organhaus is an independent Art Space run by artists and curators. They are committed to promoting the development and practice of contemporary art in China. They provide exchanges and studio space for young and experimental artists working in every kind of media and hold regular exhibitions.

About the curators

Tong Wenmin lives and works in Chongqing, China. Her work often focuses on the intersection between individual perception and the external environment, stimulating visual poetry and inspiring action through behaviors that at first seem counter-intuitive.

yy? was born and raised in Shandong, China. Her practice reflects her longstanding interest in the position of the women’s subject within patriarchy, making critical social practices through researching feminist philosophies and activism, the power dynamics within the Asian family, and also expanding the imaginaries around the polyphyletic community.

Jia Li is a Ph.D. student at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Her current research focuses on feminist art in China, in which she tries to disentangle interlocking powers in marginalizing feminist art in the Chinese art world while examining how feminist aesthetics potentially contribute to feminist practices in China’s social context.

Duruo Wang is an artist and writer. Their current research looks at how the modes of existence in mountainous southwestern China, across different socio-historical contexts, have been maneuvered to produce a space of refuge from crisis by different forces (the stateless “barbaric” or the displaced, the modern state, and the capitalist mode of production).