郭桢，沙袋，多种材料，189cm x 60cm x 60cm， 2013-2022
Our space station is honored to invite Hu Rong, a female artist who has been a mother for more than 30 years, and Guo Zhen, a Chinese-American, to hold a double exhibition titled "Mother". Today, while women are rescued from the trafficking and illegal surrogacy, the fertility rate dropping sharply, can the female uterus be materialized, commercialized, or humanized? It is continued on the social media, under broad debate and deep reflection.As a synonym for "sacrifice", the "Great motherhood" devote their selfless love and giving which also makes them a noble but often being ignored existence.The the little plum flower has obvious chains around neck. But the invisible chains that more mothers have had from patriarchal society, patriarchal families, and marital property are more hidden and there is no escape.
For thousands of years, mothers have given their spiritual love which is vast, extensive, and tender like water. They work hard, tolerated, cared of and maintain a family system. The mother even becomes an image devoid of subjectivity, and her subject being the love for the child and the family. The works of Hu Rong and Guo Zhen present two aspects of this problem. Hu Rong finished many works during the period of raising his daughter, and produced through her observation and dialogue with his daughter's children's painting of "with the eyes of love". She pays more attention to the knowledge, and life intuition, returning to the origin of the life matrix of natural synaesthesia.Guo Zhen, on the other hand, embarked on the road of self-awareness and self-awareness through the experience of breaking the "false love" patriarchal family's exploitative relationship between men and women in his 30 years of overseas experience.The way of passing time in life is the best work that uses human life as the material.The works that leave traces on the material are the traces left when the spark of life blooms.The works in these life track all show the physical, emotional and mental fluctuations encountered by the two female artists in different time and space.
Guo Zhen: A heavyweight boxer's training tool—— the punching bag, carrying the theme of female art.
Here, I use the breast image that best reflects the female characteristics. A person may not have a wife and daughter, but he must have a mother, and all people in the world have their mothers. A woman's breasts have many functions besides breastfeeding. She is proud and secretive about them, which is the most innocent and intimate side of human nature, and also suffers the most painful and helpless abandonment and withering. Here I sewn these soft breasts, like mollusks, on the leather and canvas punching bags; If the heavy boxers hit the punching bags, the breasts repaired the surface of the wound, and continue to grow with trauma while enduring the blow. But the punching bags may also dislocate the boxers' joints and cause them severe pain in the hands while they are rudely punching. The rough canvas bags originally used to bear this force are now replaced by breasts of various colors. This is a place where breasts are rejected. The perseverance the women rely on is the reason why they can survive in this world full of discrimination. Everything here is an imprint of the temperament.
Hu Rong: The Intuition of Feminine Art
The feeling of freedom eludes the idea,while the closure protects the mystery.The mystery of art is known at the same time as the understanding has concepts. So are female artists understood?Her sorcerer, god, and spirit, and her abilities are unconscious, without boundaries. The matrix of life, the relative cognitive limitations of this boundless being, does it need the social judgment? The limited cognition, simple critique or moral content and the meaning of ideas are more of a sociological paradigm.The art noumenon seems to show the miracle of life, as if there is a cognitive relationship with the history of society. However the anthropologist found that the female art has been tirelessly, and endlessly making art symbols and passing on from generation to generation in the life system of natural people, which leaves women's art and feminized art the mysterious relationship between the nature and history, as well as the limitations of the matriarchal genealogy and patriarchal society. The origin of art is compared with the modern female art, which is the description of life phenomena. It can be said that the female art has presented the scene after social collision.The value judgment of the modern art movement and the art evaluation system are all showing the civilization of art ecology.The intuition of female artists, the duty of caring for life, and their natural and mysterious personalities are shown. They have a structural interpretation for revealing the power and consciousness. All the manifested forms are ideologies, the rational ones are fictional, and assumption becomes the form of conceptual art, shown as the visitors’ lives, no relationship between the material and interests. The elaboration inculcates a notion that the ideology of the state system, law, politics, and media has indeed been democratically realized. These dreams shine into our lives, and human beings coexist with the society peacefully. The history records the history of cultural and natural persons in a complete and objective manner. And the female artists are such a group.