Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong will open ‘Dust from the Heart’ on Sept 12, featuring the personal journeys of five female artists over the last 30 years of dramatic change in China. Opening to the public on Wednesday 12 September the varied narratives of each woman artist are presented through their works ranging from video and installation to photography and painting. The exhibition aims to explore each of their reactions to life in the unique historical, social and cultural context of contemporary art
Born in 1970, • Cui Xiuwen's haunting videos and photography (above) analyse the status of women in modern China, cultural and sexual stereotyping.
Born in 1962 and one of the early rebels of Chinese art, Xiao Lu shot to fame after she fired a loaded gun at her work Dialogue in China’s first institutional government-sponsored exhibition of experimental art ‘China Avant/Garde’ in Beijing in 1989. Xiao Lu’s works are generally performance-based and a direct response to her life, romances and her emotions.
The last artist to be featured is Chengyao (born in 1964), a controversial performance artist who finds inspiration from her perceived place in society and belief that sexual disparity, discrimination in social status and the traditional sexual division of labour are important social issues
The show will run until Oct 12