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【Consider it.】馬秋莎、朱田、張怡、廖逸君、九口走召

  • 展期

    日期:2022-07-09 ~ 2022-08-27

  • 地點

    台北市松山區敦化南路一段100巷7弄31號一樓

  • 相關連結

  • 參展藝術家

    馬秋莎、朱田、張怡、廖逸君、九口走召、Patty Chang、Pixy Liao、Ma Qiusha、Zhu Tian、9mouth

展覽地點 Venue|PTT Space
媒體預覽 Preview|2022.7.9 14:00-16:00
開幕時間 Opening|2022.7.9 16:00-19:00
策展人 Curator|劉品毓

新聞稿/ Press Release

2022年6月24日,當美國最高法院裁定女性墮胎並非憲法賦予的權利時,再次啟動的是全世界對於女性身體自治權的思考。女性,這個具有孕育、毀滅生命的生物,其行為的疆界,再次被約束。

本展並不是要直接地針對“墮胎”(女性到底有沒有使用自己的身體的合法權利)議題提供參考性的答案,相反地,嘗試呈現在漫長的時間長河裡,女性在如何發聲與使用身體之間的掙扎與困難,以及所受到的影響。

早在2000多年前,《聖經》這本奠定西方社會基本價值觀與法律精神的基礎文本中,就在“士師記”記載了一個最早的社會性極端案件。在家族長制的男權社會中,一位以色列祭司的妾,被姦殺後又被其夫分屍,分送給以色列12個支派的事——在這樣的事件裡,女性的身體既是性別的、社會的,更是政治的——也因此挑動了11個支派的“正義感”,釀成11個支派近乎滅絕1個支派的屠殺事件。

當時的作者,很機巧地在屍塊送達以色列全境後,以命令式的句式,要求收到的人與讀者,“Consider it.”(思考)、“Take counsel”(討論)和“Speak up”(說出去)。而當時收到的人,所選擇的行動是集體滅殺允許這件事發生的支派。

如今,儘管女性的人身安全,逐漸得到細緻的保護,例如在台灣《跟蹤騷擾防制法》已經開始施行,但是,女性對其身體達到自治權了嗎?美國發生的事情,告訴我們,女性怎麼對待自己的身體,除了不能自己掌握(不被視為能替自己或他者生命做出最好的決定)之外,又變成政治的工具,社會的議題。這樣的“捲土重來”,其實是讓社會裡的所有人,再次“Consider it”.

建築在如此的社會現實之上,本展關心與呈現的是女性在表達自己、尋找自己、在關係的夾縫中,又是怎麼探索自己的感受與建立自己的思考。為此,展覽集合了除了台灣以外的女性藝術家,如從小在美國成長的張怡,又或者在美國讀書就留在美國生活工作的廖逸君以及從中學就在倫敦生活讀書結婚工作的朱田,以及在北京土生土長的馬秋莎的作品,都從其生長經驗與不同的創作年齡階段,使用自己的身體表達自身思考。

與上述女性的能動性不同,部分女性借助他人完成這樣的表述。在九口走召“月經”系列中的女性身體,是不同的女性找到藝術家,在女性所選擇的地點中,完成攝影,在過程中,男性成為工具,被女性利用。儘管藝術家能以自己的藝名發表這些被利用的成果,但是,這都是女性決定且同意的圖像,男性與女性的刻板印象在這樣的關係與過程中,被置換與對調,這是這些圖像背後的故事。

最後,本展刻意將台灣藝術家的位置空出,為要說明女性用身體表達自身的情況仍在過程中,並且,這也許會是最主流、直接的辦法之外——也是向台灣的女性或者關注性別意識的人發出邀請,針對展覽的作品,針對目前的全球性別情勢做出思考(Consider it),互相討論(take counsel),講出故事(Speak up)。

On June 24, 2022, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that abortion was not a constitutional right for women, it reignited the world's thinking about women's body autonomy. Women, the one that breed and destroy life, the boundaries of their behavior are once again constrained.

This exhibition does not intend to provide a reference answer directly to the issue of "abortion" (whether women have the legal right to use their bodies), on the contrary, it tries to present how women voice and use their bodies over a long period of time, the struggles and difficulties between them, and the impact they have suffered.

As early as more than 2,000 years ago, Bible, the basic text that established the basic values and legal spirit of Western society, noted one of the earliest social extreme cases in the "Book of Judges". In the patriarchal and patriarchal society, the concubine of an Israeli priest was raped and murdered, then her husband divided her body into 12 pieces and distributed it to the 12 tribes of Israel—in such an event, the female body is both gender, social, and even more political—and thus provoked the "sense of justice" of the 11 tribes, resulting in a massacre in which 11 tribes nearly wiped out one tribe.

The author at the time, ingeniously after the body was delivered to all parts of Israel, used imperative sentences to ask the recipients and readers, "Consider it”, “Take counsel" and,”Speak" up". And those who received it at the time, the chosen action was to collectively kill the tribe that allowed this to happen.

Today, although women's personal safety has gradually been carefully protected, for example, the "Stalking and Harassment Prevention Law" has been implemented in Taiwan, but have women achieved autonomy over their bodies? What happened in the United States tells us that how women treat their bodies, in addition to being unable to control their own (not considered to be able to make the best decisions for their own or others' lives), has also become a political tool and a social issue. Such a "comeback" is actually making everyone in the society "Consider it" again.

Building on such a social reality, this exhibition concerns and presents how women explore their own feelings and establish their own thinking in expressing themselves, finding themselves, and in the gap between relationships. To this end, the exhibition brings together female artists other than Taiwan, such as Patty Chang who grew up in the United States, Pixy Liao who stayed in the United States to live and work after studying in the United States, and Zhu Tian who lived, studied, married and worked in London since middle school, and Ma Qiusha, who was born and raised in Beijing, uses her own body to express her own thinking from her growth experience and different stages.

Unlike the above-mentioned female agencies, some women use others to complete such expressions. In the female body of 9mouth’s series "Menstrual", different women ask the artist to photograph them in the location chosen by the women. In the process, men become tools and are used by women. Although the artist can publish these exploited results with his own name, these images are decided and agreed by women. The stereotypes of men and women are replaced and reversed in this relationship and process. It is the story behind the images.

Finally, this exhibition deliberately vacates the position of Taiwanese artists, in order to show that the situation of women expressing themselves through their bodies is still in the process, and this may be the most mainstream and direct method, but also invite women in Taiwan or those who have Gender-conscious to consider it, take counsel, and speak up about their feelings and their feelings.

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