20 Girls

The exhibition "20 Girls" was a more ambitious follow-up to another portrait project of the artist called "Warrior Girl" and was based around the outline of The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most progressive blueprint adopted worldwide on the advancement of women's rights.

Featuring the distinctive war paint of "Warrior Girl" in the portraits of 20 girls who aged between four and eight, the photos would drive viewers to question what being a girl means, the issue of gender stereotypes and offer a stark contrast to the images that grace the choreographed happy snaps on the social media.

「20 位女孩」邀請參觀者思想何為女孩的意義,以及性别陳規定型觀念的問題。二十位四至八歲女孩的人像照,兩位為展覽藝術家Katie Vajda的女兒,臉上塗上了女孩戰士戰爭前的顏料,對照於大眾媒體一般精心設計的抓拍人像照。這系列作品是Katie Vajda另一作品「女孩戰士」的延伸,也本著北京宣言及行動平台促進婦女權益的綱要。

Exhibition Period
4 - 16 February 2015
10:00 - 20:00 (Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays)

Year 3 student from Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme* (majoring in Photography)

*The programme is co-presented by Hong Kong Art School and RMIT University