We are honored to invite Jun Wang to be the curator for <Beyond the Body - Contemporary Image Art Exhibition>, the first image art exhibition by 14 young Asian female visual artists，from 20 November, 2010 to 2 January, 2011.
Today with the booming contemporary art, there is increasing diversity and vitality in art creation. However, female artists as talented as their male counterparts, more often than not, are playing supporting roles in many exhibitions. They are noticed, but rare in number, in the stage of contemporary art. Such a phenomenon is not in line with the diversified trend of development of contemporary art. And more importantly, it is obvious that female artists encounter more difficulties and obstacles in many aspects.
This exhibition will involve 14 young female visual artists from China, Japan, whose works are diverse in forms and themes, including photography, video art and new media art. The new art trends from Chinese and Japanese female artists will be introduced with different visual angles. Their art practices strongly show their exquisite, subtle and keen talents, their expression are varieties, and their forms and languages are innovative and distinctive, which diversify the active development of Asian contemporary art.
Different from contemporary female artists who use the female body as their vehicle of expression, these 14 artists cast their eyesight beyond the body; they turn their cameras and creative gazes to everyday scenes and objects, to the things and people they encounter in their lives. Beyond the body, in the contrast between near and distant, they take light as strings and the heart as a mirror, playing the music of the emotions of self-reflection.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai expect that this exhibition will illustrate to the viewers the particular feminine perspective; accurate instincts and especially the subtle and reserved, indirect and fluid emotional expression of Asian women through their beautiful and touching inner landscapes captured in their own way with light and shadow.