Of All Things Cute Exhibition Explores Gender and Politics Through Cuteness
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Karin Weber Gallery presents works by four East Asian artists that tap into the appeal of cuteness to express their own conclusions on gender, politics and more.
Karin Weber Gallery presents the group exhibition Of All Things Cute, featuring works by three established Hong Kong artists Chow Chun-fai, Joey Leung Ka-yin and Rosanna Li, along with Japanese artist Daisuke Teshima.
At the exhibition, four East Asian artists tap into the appeal of cuteness via the subjects of their works to express their own conclusions on gender, politics and more.
Both Li and Leung feature cartoon-like female figures in their respective mediums of ceramic and ink painting, while Teshima’s wooden “heads” offer a commentary on human interactions. Chow Chun-fai explores cuteness in a more political context by choosing an iconic red Hong Kong taxi to advertise a cuddly toy laden with symbolism.
As fairy tales, chubby people, chattering heads and miniature toys converge in Of All Things Cute, viewers are reminded that what looks dreamy and easy on the outside may carry a deeper, darker meaning within.