Venice International Art Fair 2021
OPENING May 11, 2021 | 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Cannaregio 4118 - Venice, Italy
May 11 - June 03, 2021
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM | Monday - Friday
Media: Silk Organza, Hair Extension, Ink, Water Soluble Glue
Dimension: 13 x 13x 38cm 5” x 5” x 15”
When I was in Japan, I rarely considered the race issue because Japan seems to consist of a single ethnicity. While in NYC, I was a person in one of a minority group of ethinicities. There, I consider the equality of human beings including the difference of race and sex.
I thought that the difference in skin color would disappear when the skin is peeled. The difference between male and female disappears when the muscles are removed. The size of the skeletons is a little different, but when it comes to skeletons, all humans are equal.
Based on this assumption, I made a skull with silk gauze being stiffen it using water-soluble adhesive. When I put hair on it, the skull looked like a woman to me. I found a prejudice that long hair is reminiscent of women.
Through this practice, I realized that the issue of race and gender is interwoven complexly due to our embedded prejudice and conventional thoughts. I also recognized that Japan is not a single race nation. I had been ignoring minorities and I myself had been suffered as a female in a male dominated society.
organized by ITSLIQUID Group
curator Luca Curci
in collaboration with ACIT Venice – Italian-German Cultural Association, Goethe Institut, Venice Events
project manager Giulia Tassi
project coordinators Veronica Piras, Giulia Spagnuolo
collaborators Rümeysa Akyildiz, Camilla Folin, Sevgi Özkan, Nisa Sezgin
graphic designer Marina Caracciolo
supported by CARTONARREDO S.A.S. SOLUZIONI ESPOSITIVE IN CARTONE | CENTRO REVISIONI PEDERIVA | CHILDREN HAVE DREAMS TOO |COMUNE DI TROINA | FORUM AUSTRIACO DI CULTURA | FREYLER ART GALLERY | HAAN | HUB DESIGN | LA BARRICA | LEGAMBIENTE | MCART.IST ART INCUBATION CENTER | ISTANBUL |RED MERCOSUR | 13&9 DESIGN