The Mutual Power|HER POWER Global Female Contemporary Art Online Exhibition 2021  · Chapter Three

Preface(Chinese only)

HER POWER Curator Cissy Cheung   

「她力量」線上展作為《生命·綻放——第三屆“大愛無疆”全球女性當代藝術展》的姐妹篇,已在2021年國際婦女節拉開了序幕。

 

本活動起源於2018年韓國光州雙年展期間,國際女性藝術聯盟會長會議提出的2021香港展的動議,並在2019年莫斯科的國際女性藝術聯盟大展期間,確定了2021年在香港舉辦國際女性藝術大展的活動。

 

在過去的幾十年里,女性藝術與女性藝術家們在崛起,她們逐漸在學術界,市場,發出聲音,綻放力量——但還遠遠不夠,女性分明擁有更大的,不亞於男性的創造力。因此,我們希望建立一個能夠讓全世界女性綻放光彩的,專業的,學術商業及有社會責任、有影響的女性藝術平臺。

 

籌備期間,世界發生了史無前例的“肺疫”令我們的籌劃陷入了躊躇不前的狀態,我們的計劃無法落地了,但我們的步伐依然、我們的思考不停。 

 

這樣特殊的歷史時期裡,漫長艱辛日子未有時。人間的意外觸發我們對於生命的深層的反思:在有限的生命長度中,女性該如何綻放出力量,以增加生命的厚度和廣度?這也是發起本次展覽活動的重要的思考。

 

而徵集過程中,我們看到了女性藝術傳遞出的豐富且堅韌的千百種「她」力量,她們在不同的國家地區綻放出積極的人生意義;為自己的生命禮讀,為社會思考,為時代畫像,更希望為歷史留下印記。

 

本次活動的前期得到了國際女性藝術家及藝術機構的踴躍參與和支援,特別是得到許多專家學者的支持,還有我們的特邀策展人韓褀老師、楊宜萱博士、黃梅博士,在這期間給了一系列的指導工作;以及感謝陶詠白老師、賈方舟老師、佟玉潔老師等藝術及學術顧問們對本次展覽大力支持和指導。

 

我们始终相信,當一個人對藝術保持永不間斷的熱情和激情,那麼她就賦予了自己生命的青春意義和價值。為藝術而燃燒的心所產生的能量,是任何其他都不可比擬的「她力量」。

First of all, I would like to thank the host and chief curator of the Her Power Online Exhibition, Ms. Zhang Zhu Yu, for inviting me to the exhibition "Life · Blossoms - The 3rd Infinite Love Female Contemporary Art Exhibition HK 2021".

Feminist art is art associated with the feminist movement of the late 1960s and 1970s. Focusing on the social and political differences in women's lives, feminist art hopes to bring a positive understanding of change to the world, directed towards the goal of equality and liberation. Feminist artists tend to create with the aim and expectation of conveying a dialogue from the observation of the work to the art itself. 

Historically, most women have been unable to devote time to creating artwork due to their role as caregivers. The disadvantageous position of female artists is therefore evident and has still not improved, even in today's society.

However, as a result of the development of feminist thinking in the Age of Enlightenment and the changes in the field of painting since the 19th century, the transformation of the female figure and the awakening of consciousness can largely be described as a demonstration of the social trends of the time in the field of art.

Women artists were also constantly self-searching, reflecting and practising.  By the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, a more radical appeal for women's consciousness emerged in the field of painting, with women themselves starting an era of fierce resistance and emancipation.

In the exhibition "Her Power", Sino-french Art Exchange Association has selected women artists who create different forms of art, presenting the creative state of French women artists and their reflections on the epidemic, and exploring the role played by women artists in their creative conceptions and struggles. Hoping that this exhibition will create a dialogue and a meeting of minds with women artists from all over the world!
 

Prologue​

Sino-French Art Exchange Associaiton(ASFEA)

Vice President Chu Wenyu

2021 · HER POWER

The prologue of the "Life.Blossom” Exhibition - "Her Power" Online Exhibition, was jointly initiated by HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society, Art Life Foundation, and female artists and art institutions.

 

The first stage will bring the recommendations from our academic consultants, invited curators and  International Women Artists Federation as pilot. Up to now, we have received works from around 120 artists from more than 30 regions (including oil paintings, ink paintings, installations, sculptures, photography, digital images, etc.).

 

The call for works is still open to public. The online exhibition will also be published by region, theme, category, subject, or material.

 

The content of the online exhibition will be presented on Art of Nature’s official website and the platform of "Her Art", Facebook,  and overseas online platforms.

HER POWER

Art of Nature Intrenational Female Art Online Exhibition

 Orgainisors :

HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society, Art Life Foundation

2021 · HER POWER· THREE

“Structure, Life”, “Mutualism”, “Prophet, Goddess, Woman”, “Label”, “The Final Fragment”

Section 1  STRUCTURE, LIFE

 

Camille Sabatier《Danse - Série des Corps-Araignées》《Fleur - Série des Corps-Araignée》

《Les Guerriers du Désir》

Michelle Marcuse《The Unnamed Afterlife》《Slippage 2020》

01.

Camille Sabatier

ASFEA recommended artists, French artists and sculptor. Born in 1979 in Montpellier. Studied Contemporary Art and graduated from École supérieure d’audiovisuel Toulouse.

 

Important Exhibition:

2020 《Humanimalismes》, Paris

2019 Fair Art Frame, Paris 

2006 Tabous or not tabous, Biennale de Nîmes,Nîmes

2004 Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand

Fleur - Série des Corps-Araignées, Colored Glaze, 2019

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Danse - Série des Corps-Araignées, Colored Glaze, 2019

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這是一件非傳統意義上的木雕作品。一只停泊的小船與下面島嶼形態共同構成一座抽象的紀念碑,其中隱現女性的形象,寓意生命及人類共同的起源。在創作中藝術家把目光轉向單純和個人化。將現實的事物以個人的視角重構——木偶的關節,家具的門窗——它們便有了肢體的表達以及戲劇化的表演。這是作品的自我表達,也接近了藝術家所追求的單純與個人化。

Les Guerriers du Désir, Colored Glaze, 2020

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Sociologists believe that primitive tribes are composition of music, religion, sex, and sports. This spider's body is like a tribe. How does this body balanced by 8 legs? The artist chooses to avoid power and violence, but advocates the equality of all members of the body. Her works possess the idea of utopia, reminding people of primitive rituals and the human nature recognized by all mankind.

02.

Michelle Marcuse

ASFEA recommended artists, professional artists.

 

Important Solo Exhibition:

2020 Holding Absence, List Gallery, Swarthmore College

2019 SoftMachine Gallery, Allentown, PA

2019 MAC@Intuitive Art Space, Manayunk, PA

2019 GrizzlyGrizzly, Philadelphia, PA

2019  Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2013 Carrying the Dreamer, LGTripp, Philadelphia, PA

Group Exhibition:

2018 Against Gravity: TECTONICS - Imagined Spaces:  Doral Contemporary Art Museum, Doral, FL

2018  Woodmere Annual 77th Jury Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Things Fall Apart, Science History Institute, Philadelphia, PA

2016 BLAM Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2015  The Woodmere Art Museum 74th Juried exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Flight Plan: Drawings on Paper and Leaf: Henry Bermudez, Michelle Marcuse, Denise Bibro Fine Art, NY

 

Award:

2020 CFEVA Fellowship, CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Hugh & Marian Scott Prize, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Full Scholarship to Vermont Studio Center Residency

The Unnamed Afterlife, 28 x 54 x 23 cm, Mixed media and cardboard

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Slippage 2020, 28 x 54 x 23 cm, Mixed media and cardboard

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On the instability of the materials and difficulty of the structure, the artist uses this fragmented architectural form to explore propositions about loss and revival.

 

Through the two different methods of "assembly" and "disintegration", we look for unexpected possibilities, and use this to depict a seemingly contradictory vitality in the structure of “destroyed" or "disappeared". This is how the artist finds continuity, growth and fluidity in the impermanence.

Section 2 MUTUALISM

Agnès Rancier Picard《Life Blossom1》《Life Blossom4》

Yang JiHong《Mutuality》

03.

Agnès Rancier Picard

ASFEA recommended artists, International french plastician artist and photographer. Her works have been exhibited in galleries of France Paris, Poland and Spain. The Winner of the Prize «Paris Arty Show» in the famous Just Jaeckin Gallery in Saint Germain des Prés in Paris France in 2019. 

《Life Blossom 1》, 30x30cm, Acrylic

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《生生你我 No.03》,248 x 124cm,紙本綜合, 2019

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《Life Blossom 4》, 30x30cm, Acrylic

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04.

YANG JIHONG

 

Chinese contemporary artists. Outstanding performances in painting, fashion, fiction, video and graphic design. Earned a bachelor degree of Art and Design in CAFA; got a master degree from Beijing Film Academy.

Taught in Renmin University of China and Beijing Film Academy. Joined Mandarin Zikoo (Beijing) as Art Director (brand marketing and advertising) in 2017. From 2004 to 2013, she was an art critic of a well-known Korean magazine. Now living in Beijing and Korean. Member of IWAF and participated international exhibitions during 2012 to 2019.

《Mutuality》, 45 x 60 cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2020

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In Yang’s view, everything exists in a balance subtly. "Shanshui" reflects the philosophical significance of the aesthetic realm in Chinese culture. Humans and animals are part of nature. They need more communication, love and faith to confront this new era. This is also a better way to achieve a “mutuality” in nature.

Section 3  PROPHET, GODDESS, WOMAN

Zhu Wenyu《The Doubt of Prophet》

Xiuyi Buchalet《La Lune1》《La Lune2》

Shi Ming《Moaning in Fragrance》《Seeing through in Dance》《Scattered Flowers》

05.

ZHU WENYU

Vice President of ASFEA, member of French Artists Society and PhD of French Art History.

 

Curation:

2021 Contemporary Art Fair "Art Shopping" in Carrousel du Louvre

2021 Art Capital, Paris Grand Palais

2020 Deer in the forest, The 3rd Suzhou Taihu Public Art Festival

2020 Poetic World, Galerie Etiennede Causans

2020 The 1st French Exhibition of Chinese Artists

2019 From Xi'an to Paris Art Exhibition,Paris 20th District Government

 

Important Exhibition:

2020 Salon International D’art contemporain Expo, C.I.D Deauville

2020 "Time Traval" Solo Biennale,Paris

2020 "Our World",AAE - Expressionism Academy

2020 Contemporary Art Fair "Art Shopping", Carrousel du Louvre

2020 "Art Capital", Paris Grand Palais

2019 "Arty-show" , Galerie jJust Jeackin

2019 "L’aile Tournoyante du Vent", Suzhou Art Academy Taihu Public Art Centre

2019 "Nature",Galerie 1618, Paris

2017 Contemporary Art Exhibition, MAG-Mediolanum Art Gallery, Padova

2017 "TROPOSPHERE", Saint Denis

2016 "The Night of the Museum, LAAC – Contempory Art and Action Museum

《二分之一旖旎NO.7》,59x92cm,絹本,2020

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The Doubt of Prophet,116 x 81cm,Mixed Media, 2016

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“The Doubt of Prophet explores the origin and destiny of mankind, and the scroll in the prophets hand seems to have the answer. The work is inspired by Michelangelo’s "Delphic Sibyl" and William Wordsworth's Ode, “Intimations of Immortality. When interpreting our feelings in a poem, what we see is something beyond you strong and straightforward feelings.

Therefore, what the artist wants to express is not the present or apparent sense of pleasure, but the eternal rift between hope and disappointment, and the cherished and abandoned. At the same time to deliver  momentary pleasure and pain, love and beloved, innocence and beauty.

07.

XIUYI BUCHALET

ASFEA recommended artists. Graduated from Shanghai Art Academy. Moved to France in 1993.

La Lune 1, 70 x 100 cm, Oil on canvas

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La Lune 2, 80 x 100 cm, Oil on canvas

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08.

SHI MING

Born in Jingzhou City, Hubei Province in 1958. Graduated from Craft Department Hubei Art Academy in 1985.

 

Important Exhibition:

2020 Shenzhen Fine Art Institution Art Gallery, Shenzhen 

2019 Shenzhen Fine Art Institution Art Gallery, Shenzhen 

2018 Guan Shanyue Art Museum

2018 Shenzhen Fine Art Institution Art Gallery, Shenzhen

2017 Rongbaozai, Hongkong

2010 China National Museum, Beijing

Moaning in Fragrance, 95x95cm, Ink on paper, 2020

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Seeing through in Dance, 95x95cm, Ink on paper, 2019

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Scattered Flowers, 95x95cm, Ink on paper, 2020 

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In the thought formed by a woman's love, flowers are flying butterflies, butterflies are flying flowers. Flowers admire butterflies, butterflies admire flowers, real but virtual. That is the beauty of women and the desire for happiness. Holy and eternal.

Section 4 LABEL

LI HONG 《Vase II》 《Status II》《Status I》

Vivian Asapch《Untitled》

09.

LI HONG

Born in Beijing in 1965. Professional artist. Studied in oil painting training class of CAFA in 1993; oil painting technique class of CAFA in1994; oil painting advanced study class of CAFA in 1995.

 

Awards:

1998 awarded Century Woman Art Exhibition Woman Artists Society Award

1998 awarded Century Woman Art Exhibition Art Critics Award

 

Importent Exhibition:

2008 《Romantic Era——Li Hong Artworks Exhibition》

1995 《95 Women Art Exhibition》

Vase II, 100 x 80cm, Oil on canvas, 2009

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The hollow beauty is given a neurotic hair style, stiff facial muscles, and aloof facial expressions. However, her abdomen which does not conform to the male aesthetics is a genitals-alike blooming orchid, again emphasizing the embarrassment of gender identity, which is derived from the materialisation of the female body as a doll in male’s consumption.

Li uses the “vase” as a metaphor of a hollow beauty, which is hidden in a certain cultural critique. It challenge the established aesthetic stereotypes of the male world. The work seems to be a provocateur of the "vase” culture.

Status II, 146×114cm, Oil on canvas, 2009

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Status I, 146×114cm, Oil on canvas, 2009

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10.

Vivian Asapch

Studied in Paris School of Fine Arts specializing in Monumental Art in the technique of fresco, directed by Professor Delamarche. Obtained a bachelor’s degree in Plastic Arts from the University of "La Sorbonne" in Paris and a master’s degree. Studied storyboard and animation drawing at the school of Visual Arts Glbelins and obtained a diploma with honorable mention.

Important Exhibition:

2020 “White Collar”, Montparnasse Art Gallery, Paris

2019 《Homage to Paolini》, Romulo Gallegos Museum, Caracas

2018 “Vivian Asapche, L’oeuvre”, Centre Pierre Cochereau, St Mande, France. Exhibition presented by Professor Gabriel Saad

2017 《Petite Venice》, Galerie Jardin, Paris

2016 《Dialogue》, Centre Cultural Sceaux, France

Untitled, 100 x100cm, Mixed media

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Section 5 THE FINAL FRAGMENT

Zhang Liling《Ethereal Hair》《Dreaming》

Zhang Peng《Good Times》《Kiss of Ocean》

Zhao Heng《Unstoppable》《Kiss of Milan》

Maryline Bourdin 《Heaven》
 

11.

ZHANG LILING

Graduated from Oil Painting Department China Academy of Art. Currently a high school teacher and editor of a well-known media and art magazine.

 

Participated exhibitions from China, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mongolia, Taiwan and Japan. Works have been published on "Knife Flags" and other international women art magazines.

Ethereal Hair, 50 x 60 cm, Oil on canvas, 2018

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Dreaming, 50 x 60 cm, Oil on canvas, 2018

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Zhang is great at capturing the moments in people's everyday lives. The communication  between mother and childhood and the harmony between humans and animals both fascinated her.

12.

 

ZHANG PENG

Graduated from Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University. Student of Artist Wu Guanzhong. Currently an artists and an editor.

Her works has been awarded the 6th National Art Exhibition Excellent Illustration, and selected to participate the 10th National Art Exhibition, National Exhibition of Landscape Paintings and National Exhibition of Great Wall Paintings, and collected by Jiangsu Province Art Museum and Liberal Art Museum.

Good Times, 120 x 120cm, Oil Painting

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Kiss of Ocean, 60 x 60cm, Oil painting

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“Good Times” depicts the life blooming scene of soil, river, white houses surrounded by vital trees and beautiful flowers.

In “Kiss of Ocean”, the waves constantly crash the rocks, with a rumbling sound in a strong rhythm, highlighting the energy of life.

13.

 

ZHAO HENG

Artist and writer. Studied drawing in Leipzig Germany. Graduated from a well-known art school in Beijing.

From 199 to 1997, Zhao studied drawing in Paris and held many exhibition; from 2002 to 2019, she joined women art exhibition held by INWAC. From 2019 to now, she is the Chinese region representative of IWAF.

Her work has been collected by National Art Museum of China. She published several Works Collection and obtained awards of art and literature.

Unstoppable, 20 x 14.5cm, Crayon and oil pastels, 2020

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Kiss of Milan, 17.5 x 12.5cm, Ink, crayon and oil pastels, 2020

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"Kiss if Milan" and "Rain o Shine" were painted during the pandemic. "Kiss of Milan" came from a press photo and it touched Zhao when it made her thought of her friends from different regions.  "I believe that with unstoppable love and resilience, we will eventually conquer the pandemic."

"Rain or Shine" originated from the artists being stuck in Nanjing due to the pandemic. Many areas were flooded by heavy rains. The artist was moved by the local residents' courage to face the storm and continue to live, so she created this work.

14.

 

Maryline Bourdin

ASFEA recommended artist. Born in Versailles in 1976. She began drawing with her father from very young age. Thus she has great performance in music, paintings and sculptures. 

Around the age of 20, she invests the objective drawing, in search of a know-how. Scenes of life, thoughts, ideas, painting is at its beginnings an outlet. She then discovers a potential where figuration and introspection are combined-objectivity versus interiority. Her works are special vision of reality revisited by the soul.

Heaven, 100 x 80 cm Acrylic on canvas

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This work is a poetic expression of the sights in front of you and in the distance. In the picture, there seems to be a mysterious hand playing a powerful movement. The gloomy yet colorful smoke dissipates everywhere, adding mist and splendid effects to the space. The little bird has a golden amulet. Clear and fuzzy images appear in the picture, as if the world blends with heaven.

HER POWER Online Exhibition 2021

This exhibition not only visually displays the unique and delicate creations of women, but also hopes to bring out the possibility of women’s perception and feminine aesthetics in contemporary art, beside the men-dominated mainstream, and promote their representability in the art world. This exhibition would serve as a forum for dialogue of the reflections on social culture and the examination of personal issues from women’s point of view, mainly delivered by their works of all forms.

HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society

HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society was founded in 2011 as a Hong Kong registered non-profit organisation; with the objective of uniting female art enthusiasts across Hong Kong, China, and overseas. It welcomes any and all females in art-related fields, as well as those interested in promoting contemporary female artwork. The Society aims to sponsor female artists and help them achieve their full potential. It has established the “Infinite Love” Series Triennial on 2015 and “Her.Power” Series Online Exhibition on 2020.。

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