Yeo Workshop is pleased to present a selection of new and recent works by Southeast Asian artists Wei Leng Tay, Citra Sasmita, Quynh Dong and Priyageetha Dia at the 8th edition of ASIA NOW, Paris. The presentation is aimed at showcasing female artists who approach contemporary art in very diverse ways based on their personal experiences, cultural heritage and art education; yet similarly remain critical and mindful of mediums that are employed to translate cultural information. These artists amalgamate and contemplate past histories with the present to bring new understanding to our construction of memory, ways of seeing, and belonging. Wei Leng Tay employs the materiality of photographs and formalities of image-making to probe the notions of migration, identity and memory. Her works question the longing, anxiety, and shifting identities that come with movement through entangled geographies and politics. Citra Sasmita, on the other hand, challenges the tourist and male gaze towards Balinese women. She draws from her extensive research into ancient Javanese and Balinese manuscripts to examine how the marginalisation of women has been canonised. She then subverts the gender normative in these narratives by upending traditional elements, myths and iconography from Balinese culture on her canvases to imagine an empowered mythology of womanhood instead. Echoing notions of the peripheral, Priyageetha Dia ‘s video work retells migration history of slaves in Southeast Asia through CGI. Transposing the corporeal back to reality, Quynh Dong looks at bodies as sculpture. Reflecting on the Vietnamese diaspora, female body and girl-culture, which are often mediated through kitsch in her video works, Dong will present a live performance and watercolours on Sunday at the Cours du Honneur.
Vernissage: 20 Oct 2- 8 pm (By Invitation Only)
Public Days: 21-22 Oct, 11-8pm; 23 Oct, 11-6pm
0. (Zero Point): A Performance by Quynh Dong: 23 Oct, 1-2pm; more info here
Address: Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti, Paris, France 75006
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Special thanks to Alexandra Domart & Anne Aulnette