At Your Surface
23 July 2018

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Pigment inkjet print and gold leaf
Porcelain and gold lustre
Prints 23 x 15 cm
Cups dimensions variable

At Your Surface was exhibited at MetroArts Gallery in Brisbane in 2018 as part of the group show DISOBEDIENT DAUGHTERS curated by Sophia Cai.

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Disobedient Daughters is a group exhibition that brings together the works of nine female artists and artist collectives to critically examine stereotypical images of Asian women in a global context.

The artists in this exhibition work predominantly with photography and video to playfully explore the interplay between race, gender, sexuality and societal expectations. Through a particular focus on portraiture or self-portraiture, many of the exhibiting artists challenge visual tropes of Asian women, and their continued objectification and/or exoticism in popular media. While not purely autobiographical, many of the works are derived from introspective encounters and personal narratives, blurring the boundaries of public and private life.

Some of the works in the exhibition are bold and loud, others are more quiet and subtle, but together the artists in Disobedient Daughters offer a diverse and nuanced perspective on themes of everyday relations and individual life as it relates to a ‘Asian female experience.’ The exhibition does not seek to define what this experience might be, but instead hopes to offer new perspectives and possibilities for the future.

Installation image courtesy of Louis Lim.