SSA member Sherry Wang’s solo exhibition ‘Imagined Communities’ discusses Taiwanese people’s sense of identity; it is also the starting point for a future serial project: the ‘identity series’. Young people living in contemporary Taiwan enjoy freedom and democracy from the moment they are born; Wang is one of them. The exhibition is a reflection of her own life experience. Made of mixed media, the artworks in the exhibition are displayed in an attempt to open up the multi-dimensional conversations for the viewers to reflect with the artist and themselves. It does mot mean to emphasise on nationalism, nor does it intent to divide different senses, instead it is delivered through a manner of questioning for viewers to reflect on the contemporary meaning of ‘nation’, ‘locality’ and ‘identity’.
The media used to make the works in this exhibition are based on natural dyeing. It is used to create paintings, embroidery and weaving. All the colours and paints used are extracted from roots, stems, leaves and fruits.
Exhibition opening days: 22nd August (2-6pm), 23rd-27th August (11am – 6pm), 28th August (11-3pm)
Opening event: Friday 23rd August, 3-5pm. All welcome to drop by and have a chat!
Location: 17 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG.