“Who Needs Men Anyway?” (谁需要男人?)
“Who Needs Men Anyway?” exhibition poster
SYNOPSIS

Men have long been dominant in our constructed world. Not since the days of ancient Egypt, or perhaps during the Tang dynasty, have we had such concentration of female power as we do today—not that things are perfect, but progress has been made in the right direction over the last 50 years or so. As women continue to gain more power socially, legally, and economically worldwide, the way that we understand the relationship between the sexes is surely going to change. Interestingly, this social trend may be, at least in part, a reflection of a wider scientific trend in terms of realizing the general inferiority of the male sex. What do men do for the species, other than donate genetic material and open jars? With advances in medical science, women may soon be able to reproduce without men (and possibly even genetically engineer their hands to have more grip strength, totally taking the power away from men). Liu Dao’s most recent exhibition will attempt to loosely blend the categories of science, art, and literature to explore whether there is any redeeming value in the male sex, to playfully and whimsically search for an answer to the question: Who Needs Men, Anyway? [FULL TEXT]​​​​​​​
DATES
From April 18th to June 17th, 2019
VERNISSAGE
Thursday, April 18th, 2019 from 7:00-10:00 pm
CURATION
Carlin Reinig & András Gál
ART DIRECTION
Thomas Charvériat & Nick Hersey
ART RESEARCH
Lu Xiao Tian 陆晓添, Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师, Owen 欧文
Coordination
Serena Charvériat-Young 杨倩菁​​​​​​​, Iris Gardener
VENUE
island6 Main Space, 50 Moganshan Road, building #6, 2/F, Shanghai
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