Artistic Detours during Stockholm Design Week
Stockholm Design Week is taking place from 4 - 11 February, and one of the artistic encounters flagged up in its guide to the city is Secret Love at the The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Östasiatiska Museet). Featuring the works of 27 contemporary Chinese artists including Ma Liuming, the Gao Brothers, Chi Peng, and Zhang Yuan, who are all dealing with subjects such as identity, norms and sexuality, the majority of the artists were born after the introduction of the one-child policy around 1980. Witnessing a country that decriminalised homesexuality in 1997 and declassified it as a mental illness in 2001, the Museum intends to show the force of change that is present within Chinese society and what this means for the individual.
Participating artists: Cheng Juanzi, Chi Peng, Cui Zi, Fan Popo, Gao Brothers, Gao Yuan, Han Meichao, Jiang Gigu, Li Guangxin, Li Yongfei, Li Xiaofeng,Llin Zhipeng, Lin Jinfu, Ma Liuming, Mu Xi, Giu Jiongjiong, Ren Hang, Song Jianing, Shi Tou, Wang Zi, Wei Jiangang, Xiyadie, Xie Gi, Yang Guowei, Zhang Yuan Och Zheng Bo.
True Love, Curator: Si Han, Museums of World Culture (Gotheburg, Sweden)Östasiatiska Museet, Stockholm, Until 31 March 2013