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Sundaram Tagore Hong Kong is pleased to present an exhibitio n showcasing the work of eight historically significant female artists from different generations and cultures. Using distinct media\, technique and l anguage\, but ultimately sharing similar sensibilities\, all of these women are engaged in thought-provoking intellectual\, spiritual and aesthetic ex plorations.

Brought together to coincide with International Wo men’s Day on 8 March\, 8 Women / 8 Stories is a tribute to the achie vements of these internationally renowned artists.

The sublim e metal canvases and sculptures of New York-based artist Miya Ando articula te themes of contradiction and juxtaposition of ideas. A descendant of B izen sword makers\, she was raised among sword smiths and Buddhist prie sts in a temple in Okayama\, Japan. Applying traditional techniques of her ancestry\, she skillfully transforms sheets of burnished industrial steel\, using heat and chemicals\, into ephemeral abstractions suffused with subtl e gradations of color and texture.

Miya Ando attended Yale Un iversity to study Buddhist iconography and imagery and she apprenticed at t he master metal smith Hattori Studio in Japan. She is the recipient of many awards\, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2012. Her work was recently included in an exhibition curated by Nat Trotman of the Guggen heim Museum. Among her public commissions is most notably a thirty-foot tal l commemorative sculpture in London built from World Trade Center steel to mark the ten-year anniversary of 9/11.

Iranian-born Golnaz Fa thi's paintings and works on paper are transcultural both in concept and ex ecution. Having trained as a calligrapher for six years during which she pr acticed the Arabic alphabet for up to eight hours a day\, Fathi successfull y reinterprets this ancient art form by transforming known language into ab stract forms. The strength of her work lies in the emotion suggested by the rhythmic gestures of her mark making.

Golnaz Fathi has works in the collections of The British Museum\, London\; Chelsea Art Museum\, N ew York\; Brighton &\; Hove Museum\, England\; Carnegie Mellon Universit y\, Doha\; the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia\, Kuala Lumpur\; October Galler y\, London\; the Asian Civilisations Museum\, Singapore\; and The Farjam Co llection\, Dubai.

American painter Susan Weil has been at the epicenter of New York’s contemporary art world since the 1950s. An innovati ve and influential member of the New York school\, she deftly combines unex pected materials—including collage\, blueprint and paint on acrylic\, wood and recycled canvas—to create dimensional works exploring the passage of ti me and movement. Weil is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and Natio nal Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Susan Weil’s work is i ncluded in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art\, Ne w York\; the Victoria and Albert Museum\, London\; the J. Paul Getty Museum \, Los Angeles\; the National Museum\, Stockholm\; Helsinki City Art Museum \; and Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.

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