"I don't think I'm a 'feminist' as described in books, but I do realize that I need to speak out. As a woman, I wish people to develop empathy with my works."
"Peng Wei: Feminine Space" was curated by Wu Hung, an internationally-noted art historian and professor at the University of Chicago. The show brings together nearly 60 works from "Seven Nights", "Hi-Ne-Ni", "Old Tales Retold", "Paragons of Feminine Virtue", and several other series that Peng has created recently. Through the careful layout of the exhibition space, the show aims to bring viewers into the multi-layered, multi-dimensional, and multi-sensory work of contemporary ink that Peng Wei has shaped using artworks that take a range of forms.
Peng Wei, Old Tales Retold, 2019; Ink on paper, 160x5000cm
Peng Wei was born in Chengdu and currently she lives and works in Beijing. She graduated from Nankai University, obtaining a master’s degree in philosophy. She is a famous Chinese contemporary ink artist. Peng’s work has been collected by the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Brooklyn Museum, M+, the National Art Museum of China,the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Guangdong Museum of Art, the He Xiangning Art Museum, the Beijing Fine Art Academy Museum, the Sigg Collection, and the DSL Collection.
Peng Wei, Seven Nights, The First Night, 2018; Ink on jute paper, 175x170cm
About the exhibition
Peng Wei: Feminine Space
Venue: Galleries 5,6, Guangdong Museum of Art
Organizer: Guangdong Museum of Art
Supported by TKG Foundation for Arts & Culture
Curator: WU Hung
Exhibition Director: WANG Shaoqiang
Courtesy of the artist and TKG Foundation for Arts & Culture, for further information please visit www.gdmoa.org.