Visual Poetics of Embodied Shame-Solo Exhibition

Exhibition : photographs and video at The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada, 2016

 

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition - Visual Poetics of Shame at The New Gallery, Calgary

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition - Visual Poetics of Shame at The New Gallery, Calgary

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition - Visual Poetics of Shame at The New Gallery, Calgary

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition - Visual Poetics of Shame at The New Gallery, Calgary

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition - Visual Poetics of Shame at The New Gallery, Calgary

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition - Visual Poetics of Shame at The New Gallery, Calgary

Chun Hua Catherine Dong's solo exhibition - Visual Poetics of Shame at The New Gallery, Calgary

Visual Poetics of Embodied Shame 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.

for catalog essay about this work, please visit
http://www.thenewgallery.org/visual-poetics-of-embodied-shame/

photo courtesy of the artist

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