Artist Sophia Cai presents Disobedient Daughters, a collaboration with nine other female artists who are using there art to challenge visual stereotypes of Asian women. The works playfully examine race, gender, and societal expectations, and challenges the continued objectification and exoticism in popular media that the women face. The thought provoking exhibition displays the voice of the Asian women, as well as Sophia delivering a curator talk on the 4th April at 5:30 pm to deliver insight into the collection and explain the concept of the pieces. Disobedient Daughters is a collection of pieces by Mihyun Kang, Gwan Tung Dorothy Lau, Pixy Liao, Janelle Low, Andy Mullens, Ma Quisha, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Sad Asian Girls and Zoe Won.
Australian based artist Sophia Cai curator of the exhibition focuses the majority of her work around her interest in Asian art history as well as contemporary craft after graduating from the Australian National University with a First Class Honours degree in Art History and Curatorship in 2011. Some of Sophia’s previous exhibitions include ‘Some words are just between us’ at Firstdraft, ‘Closing the Distance’ at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, and ‘Slice of Life’ at Craft Victoria as part of the Emerging Curators Program 2017. Having a particular interest in feminist methodologies, this is prominent throughout the Disobedient Daughters collection, which presents intersections between art, craft and design.
Opening on the 4th April, the exhibition is free to explore at the Metro Arts Gallery. Visiting hours are 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.