Visual Poetics of Embodied Shame – Solo Exhibition

Solo Exhibition: photographs, video, live performance, and installation, aceart Inc,. Winnipeg, 2016

 

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition at aceart Inc,. Winnipeg in 2016

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition at aceart Inc,. Winnipeg in 2016

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition at aceart Inc,. Winnipeg in 2016

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition at aceart Inc,. Winnipeg in 2016

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition at aceart Inc,. Winnipeg in 2016

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition at aceart Inc,. Winnipeg in 2016

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition at aceart Inc,. Winnipeg in 2016

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition at aceart Inc,. Winnipeg in 2016

Visual Poetics of Embodied Shame is a solo exhibition that takes place at aceart inc,. Winnipeg, CA, from November 5th to December 9th, 2016. This exhibition consists of four individual but interrelated works: State of Grace (2013), Skin Deep (2014), When I was Born (2010), and Come Home (2015) . This exhibition examines the visual culture of shame in relation to the body, subjects and power in contemporary art.  Over the past two years, I have been creating a series of works related to shame that integrates performance, photography, video, and installation. my focus is exploring the visual culture of shame associated with vulnerability in its personal and socio-political dimensions, deconstructing the experience of shame through gestures, movements and audience participation. In my practice, I considers feminism, globalization and psychoanalysis, positioning shame as a feminist strategy of resistance—an ethical practice that seeks altered states of consciousness that possibly leads to restore dignity and humanity.

I also performed  Come Home, a four-hour durational performance, at the exhibition opening. The performance residue is remained in the gallery as part of the exhibition. For more info about the performance, please visit
http://chunhuacatherinedong.com/portfolio/come-home-2/

For more about the exhibition at aceart Inc,. please visit
http://www.aceart.org/visual-poetics-of-embodied-shame-chun-hua-catherine-dong

Photo courtesy of the artist