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Seven female artists showcase sixth sense

WOMEN are said to be especially intuitive, almost possessing a sixth sense, and seven female artists are offering their take on women's intuition.

The "Sixth Sense" exhibition underway at the Xuhui Art Museum features paintings, sketches, video installation and handmade ornamental works by Chen Yan, Gao Fuyan, Huang Yan, Liu Yang, Ni Xianou, Wang Mengmeng and Zhang Zhijun.

"I am not exaggerating feminism, nor am I avoiding it," says curator Lu Huan.

"I, together with these female artists, want to provide a new angle and new possibilities that can express our attitude and imagination," she says.

The spotlight of the show is a fabric sculpture titled "The Pink Series," featuring the revolving shapes of a woman - all composed with pink zippers.

"In my eyes, the zipper is a perfect material for my work," says artist Huang Yan. "The action of opening and closing zippers is a bit seductive, which is very suitable for the human body."

Another piece "Attractive Water" created by Wang Mengmeng is a cluster of glass boxes standing in a dark, dimly lighted room. When visitors approach they see picture of female faces inside the glass boxes, photographed through water so the shapes shimmer.

"The instantaneous moment of their faces freezes their complicated interior life," Wang says.

The transparent glass, the light and shadow in the water and the wavering image suggest fragility.

Date: through July 18, 10am-4pm

Venue: Xuhui Art Museum, 1413 Huaihai Rd M.

Tel: 6433-6516


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