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WOMEN 我們 : From Her to Here

Exhibition Period
Jan 21 - May 31, 2022
Exhibition date and time
Fri to Tue, 12:00 - 7:00
Exhibition Place
WMA Space, 8/F Chun Wo Commercial Centre, 23-29 Wing Wo Street, Central

Become an energy of queer powers — to be fluid, to exist in liminality, and to bend but not break.

WMA is honoured to present the ‘WOMEN 我們’ series with San Francisco Chinese Culture Center (CCC). Inaugurated in 2011 Shanghai, ‘WOMEN我們’ (a Mandarin homophone meaning both ‘women’ and ‘we’) curated by Abby Chen was the first exhibition to address feminism and queerness in China at the time.  It represents agency and belonging and focuses on issues such as feminism, gender diversity, and sexual equality.

This exhibition will be presented as a two-phase dialogue – Phase One will be an adaptation of the series’s latest iteration, From Her to Here, curated by Hoi Leung. It brings together works by 6 multidisciplinary artists, Chen Han Sheng, Huang Meng Wen, Heesoo Kwon, Madeleine Lim, Nicole Pun, TT Takemoto to embody a “queer state of mind”. The exhibition suggests how a nonbinary approach towards navigating the world lends to new questions about the seemingly straight and rigid dicotomies that surround us.

Reservation link: https://bit.ly/3tHNCKF How to get here: https://wma.hk/how-to-get-here/  

**WMA Space is a private exhibition venue. Please make an online reservation before visiting.
**This exhibition contains sensitive or nudity contents. Viewer discretion is advised.


About the Curator
Hoi Leung
is a Hong Kong-born, San Francisco-based, curator with a deep sensitivity to neighbourhood dynamics in her curatorial approach. As Chinese Culture Center’s curator, she oversees the center’s exhibitions, public art interventions, and multi-year community-based projects.

Hoi’s recent curatorial projects include: dawn_chourusiii: the fruit they don’t have here by Sofía Córdova (2021), a multi-year project and an experimental video work that foregrounds the stories of six Bay Area women who journeyed to the United States as refugees; and Homing (2020)—a site-specific solo exhibition by Taiwanese sound artist Hung Tzu Ni which explores San Francisco’s unique urban history. Her upcoming project is Cathy Lu’s Interior Garden (early 2022), a major solo exhibition of large-scale ceramic-based installations exploring the dream and dystopian states of Asian America. 

Curatorial Statement : here

About Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is a non-profit arts organisation in San Francisco established in 1965. The mission of the CCC is dedicated to elevating underserved communities and giving voice to equality through education and contemporary art. In creating new, contemporary narratives and sparking dialogue amongst diverse audiences, it interrogates the role of a cultural center to boldly reframe culture, shape the arts landscape of San Francisco, and motivate transformation. Rooted in Chinatown, it provides a safe environment for artists who champion activism, resiliency, and healthy communities. In doing so, it shifts dominant narratives, empower change, and reimagine the future.