MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Always eager to learn about current endeavors to empower women, Serene Tseng checked out the new Queensize exhibition at the me Collectors Room.
Head to the me Collectors Room for Queensize, the gallery's first all-female art exhibition.
"The deeper into the exhibition, the darker the subjects."
ike the musical queen Beyoncé herself, women deserve to be revered and recognized for their artistic contributions, and this year, Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection at the me Collectors Room (p. 43) presents its first- ever exhibition completely dedicated to female artists. Symbolically named after one of the biggest bed sizes, Queensize aims to explore conception, birth, life, dreams, death, and the experiences in between, how we see ourselves and how we wish to be seen, all through the exclusive perspective of women.
Bold and striking, dark and slithering, fascinating and unsettling, the blown glass Bloodline winds through the exhibition practically underfoot, separating the photo wall from the rest of the exhibition, daring the viewer to step over to formally engage with the photography. Alluding to Instagram culture, the quadratic Chambre Close series defiantly depicts women in confident poses traditionally reserved only for men, with self-assured, challenging gazes.
Follow the Bloodline around the corner, and you’ll find yourself in front of a mysterious- looking black curtain, behind which the eerie soundtrack to the short film The Experiment (Greed) by Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg can be faintly heard. Prompting critical discussion on institutionalized patriarchy, the short film explores the extent to which modern society can be mutilating to young women. The deeper into the exhibition, the darker and more serious the subjects and issues brought forth by the works. Due to the explicit content, children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or have permission to visit the exhibition alone. Catch the first all- female exhibition Queensize at the me Collectors Room until 30 August.