Stella Chen

Facade of Memory

Facade of Memory is an installation presented by artist Stella Chen. This exhibition questions the accuracy of recollection and portrays the present as a state of flux. Chen’s work locates itself in the past and present by delving into the unreliable, fraudulent and fragmented nature of memory.

Art Exhibition previously on at AirSpace Projects in New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 05 May 2017 to Sunday 21 May 2017
Launch Friday 05 May 2017, 6.00-8.00pm

Facade of Caged Memory image

Published by AirSpace Projects on Wednesday 26 April 2017.
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Chen comes from a traditional family in Taiwan and lives as a migrant in Australia. For Chen, the sense of dislocation created by making a home in a new country holds parallels to the traditional cultural practice of ‘Tongyangxi’, whereby girls are adopted into the family of their future husbands. Chen explores her personal history through the execution of a caged hoop skirt, which signifies her immersion into Western society while simultaneously symbolising female identity within a patriarchal world.

Artist Talks: Saturday 20 May, 3-5pm
Open Sunday 21 May from 11-5 for the 20/21 May Inner West Studio Trail