Celebrated art gallery Wei-Ling Contemporary doesn’t fail to impress with any of its exhibitions, and this time around it has one that is sure to tingle the mind. Happening within the gallery’s walls until the end of the month is She Who Is Watching, a group show that shines the spotlight on the position of both women and artists as observers.
Half a dozen female artists from around the world share stories and viewpoints that are personal to that of a woman, while at the same time unravelling hot button topics of this age, such as gender, discrimination, migration, and ecology.
These talented ladies are Arahmaiani (Indonesia), CANAN (Turkey), Katia Kameli (Algeria and France), Marwa Arsanios (Lebanon), Morehshin Allahyari (Iran), Setareh Shahbazi (Iran and Germany).
Women often have traditional stereotypes and expectations heaped upon them, rooted in their sex, racial and religious identities. A long history of patriarchal dominance and its undermining of women’s progress in any meaningful manner also adds to the case of injustice towards the fairer sex. Focusing on these points and more, the exhibition showcases pertinent life experiences chalked up by these artists.
She Who Is Watching features various media from the artists, ranging from video works to installations. Together, they paint a powerful picture, one that compels the beholder to look at the matters that are relevant to women in society.
Wei-Ling Contemporary describes the exhibition as a coming together of these artists from Southeast Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and Europe with the aim to share their ideas on what a non-gender biased world might look like. “Bringing forward the importance of balance within opinions, actions, rights and roles between genders, She Who Is Watching is merely a small portion of the landscape of voices that ought to be amplified transnationally. The presence of this exhibition in Malaysia attempts to trigger critical expressions in response to local debates surrounding sex, racial and religious inclusivity that lack attention; a resist against intolerance.”
The gallery is free to visit from Tuesday to Saturday, between 11am and 7pm, by appointment – contact email@example.com or call 03 2282 8323 / 017 372 7616 to make one!
Please note that, as with current SOPs almost everywhere else in Malaysia, visitors have to scan or fill up their contact-tracing particulars at The Gardens Mall’s entry points, and they are required to wear a face mask.
She Who Is Watching
WHERE Wei-Ling Contemporary, Lot No RT-1, 6th Floor, The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur
WHEN 11am-7pm (until 30 Aug 2020 – appointment required)