The exhibition pays homage to “HON“, a milestone work created in 1966 by Niki de Saint Phalle, which is one of the earliest large-scale artworks in the history of contemporary female artists. The Swedish word “HON,” meaning “she” in English, is connected with two Chinese characters also resembling the word “she” in Chinese. This conceptual linguistic connection is a medium by which we intend to build a conversation between two female contemporary artists, regardless of their different backgrounds.
Niki de Saint Phalle, born in 1930 at Neuilly-sur-Seine, France and passed away at La Jolla, California in 2002. Shen Yuan, born in Xianyou, Fujian in 1959, is a representative female contemporary artist