JPS Area 36 is delighted to present Girl Power, a group exhibition featuring works by Afa Annfa, b.wing, SAKI CHIARA, Elaine Chiu, Muu Nanahoshi, Okokume and Pucky, seven women artists from around the world.
The exhibition is a celebration of working women artists in the contemporary art world. Since the 20th century, the history of art has always been criticized for its neglection of the female perspective. In her groundbreaking essay ‘Why Have There Been No Great Women Artist’ (1971), feminist art historian Linda Nochlin wrote that ‘the white Western male viewpoint, unconsciously accepted as the viewpoint of the art historian…’ And even till now, women are still largely underrepresented in the male-dominated art world. With this exhibition, JPS wish to emphasise the importance of gender equality in the biased art world and beyond, inspire with these remarkable works by the featured artists.
This also marked the exhibition debut of Muu and Saki. Presenting the new works of these two emerging artists of different artistic oeuvre, the exhibition posed an exciting juxtaposition of the art of today. While different in style, the two artists’ works both revolve around the same theme: love and harmony.
By addressing the gender imbalance in the art world, Girl Power is a statement of the support of
equality, and the hope of fostering a harmonious environment for all.