VCA ArtSpace, University of Melbourne
COSMETIC SURGERY AND REPRESENTING WOMEN
14 – 19 March 2016
This exhibition aims to explore the relationship between personal identity and body suffering brought by social standard aesthetics. Through the work, I want to pose the question about the identity of the women who do not have any of their personal features after cosmetic surgeries and instead take on the same features as internet celebrities. The visual presentation of this work accentuates a refusal to be the “beauty” that is close to the dominant social standard of female beauty, which has been passed from the past to the present. By refusing to represent the femininity that appears in Chinese Internet celebrities’ selfies for sex appeal, I create images of myself with a powerful and terrifying atmosphere.