(self-portrait by Anna)
“We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together. We knew that the girls were our twins, that we all existed in space like animals with identical skins, and that they knew everything about us though we couldn’t fathom them at all. We knew, finally, that the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.” || Jeffrey Eugenides ||
(at the moment, I am preparing two solo exhibitions of two talented ladies. I don't curate 'woman artist' as much as I wanted to but I personally don't believe in that term: 'woman artist'. An artist is an artist; just like a good work is a good work, no matter what or who make them. Just like a feminist isn't always supposed to be manly, there are girly modern girl living a life in equality. Maybe, let's rephrase that sentence once again: I didn't work with enough woman as much as I wanted to.
these first three months of 2015 has been pretty intense for me. As the Exhibition Laboratory project started, it means four solo exhibitions to prepare in one project; followed by this two upcoming solos I'm working on at the moment sums up into six consecutive solo exhibitions in three months. And again, for me, a solo exhibition is a solo exhibition-- no matter how big or small it is. The intensity, the intimacy shared between the artist and me, and the energy spent for each artist is pretty much the same. This first three months is a test to my limit, while I am preparing another test for the last three months of this year-- more consecutive series of solo exhibitions, big ones, out of my comfort zone. The rest of the year, I'll just be very hungry. Be hungry enough to consume things in sight, digests the thoughts, explore, read, learn, and dance through life.
as for this upcoming exhibitions, there are two girls, both living in their world upon the cloud, willing to share a glimpse of the mystery of it. Not my usual kind of conceptually-driven projects but more of a feel-good projects which is very fun and refreshing to do. Boy's mind can be a fun reading, but a girl's mind has a certain complexity that even other girls find it intriguing to read-- yet, we understand them; we feel them. And it is somehow liberating to think alike and squeal at the same delights, sigh for the same quirkiness, and share each other's mind through literature written by woman. The girls were our twins.)