The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is exhibiting Hung Liu In Print, thru July 8.The contemporary printmaker adapted figures from historical Chinese photographs to reimagine antique depictions of laborers, refugees, and prostitutes. She worked for four years in rice and wheat fields as part of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution and trained as a painter in her native China and later California, where she lives and works today. She blends an array of printing and collage techniques to create her works on paper, developing highly textured surfaces, veils of color, and screens of drip marks that transform the figures in each composition. This focus exhibition “continues NMWA’s exploration of innovations in printmaking, a medium in which women have worked since at least the sixteenth century.”
The National Museum of Women in the Arts will exhibit Women House, March 9-May 28. The new exhibition is a sequel to the famous project called Womanhouse, which was developed in 1972 by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro. The global artists in Women House “recast conventional ideas about the home through provocative photographs, videos, sculptures, and room-like installations built with materials ranging from felt to rubber bands.
With themes ranging from Desperate Housewife to Dollhouse, Women House emphasizes the plurality of artists’ views on the home.