One’s to Watch Unseen Amsterdam by Artistic Director of Unseen Marina Paulenka
Two of Marina Paulenka recommendations at UNSEEN 2019:
XING « An artists' collective that wants to play with stereotyped views of Asian women and their bodies. Yet too often people see Asian women as a sexual object. Artists from this collectively choose sexuality as the starting point the Asian female identity among the to take a closer look. Promiscuity, intensity, sophistication and vulnerability are elements that come forward."
Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee « Engaged in identity, ethnography and linguistics. She is only 25 and she approaches themes such as expulsion and homesickness, have a home and it lose in a fresh, dreamy and airy way."
XING is a collective of artists. It was founded by Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee in 2017 and exists as a domain of possibilities shedding light on the trailblazing lives of East and Southeast Asian women today. XING champions the vagabonds, challenges hegemony, and celebrates a oneness through image and prose. The inaugural volume of XING (2017) explores the current landscape of women in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. An introductory text is written by Clara Lee. The photo series & publication has been featured in Dazed, Riposte, i-D Magazine amongst others
ELIZABETH GABRIELLE LEE (b.1994, Singapore) is an artist based between London and Singapore. She recently completed a MA in Photography at the London College of Communication, London. Her practice includes photography, text and installation. Navigating the intricacies that arise out of history and memory, themes of displacement and nostalgia weave in and out of her storytelling whilst working upon central human issues such as belonging and loss. Drawing from the politics of identity, ethnography, and linguistics, her work is an attempt to re-examine the structures of recall and perception.