Absolute Body -- Female Sense of Contemporary Taiwan’s Art
Chen Hui-Ru 、Chen Jun-Zhu 、Zhang Xing-Yu 、Huang Yu-Zhi 、Huang Jing-Yi 、Hong Shang-Xiang 、Lin Yi-Jun 、Jiang Mei-Lun 、Li Yun-Shan 、Wu Ma-Li 、Huang Lan-Ya 、Yang Shi-Zhi 、Cai Hai-Ru 、Chen Hui-Chu 、Xie Hong-Jun 、Jenny Chen 、Chen Hsing-Wan 、Ava Pao-Shia Hsueh 、Chen Hui Chiao
2001. 11. 09 — 2001. 12. 22


Absolute Body - Female Sense of Contemporary Taiwan’s Art
Curator / Liao Ren-Yi

Embodied physicality actually reveals as a merely “relative form” to visional objective. The initial body should be a sort of inventing a scene under the condition of anti-embodiment; it ought to be invisible, and the part that can be seen is only the active factor which is spread out; it is indeed everywhere strewed over the places and containers involved, though it’s without leaving a trace. It lies as a structure prior to the relationship between subjectivity and objectivity occurs, for the reason we call it an “Absolute Body”.

For a long time, the female body has been being treated as an object to be watched while interpreted as a subject of desire, as a result, embodied female symbol is often deemed an explorative direction for female art. However, in the said exhibition, what we mean to highlight, is neither the sexual awareness from female artists nor the sexual symbols existing in their works but truly the female consciousnesses that are generated during their creations. Therefore, the display relates not to “Associated Show of Female Artists”, but rather regards an in-depth research about “Sensible Orientation of Female Artists”.