Anran Guo

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Printed photos (provided by Thang Vu), pushpins, duct tape


She is made using four photos of naked women provided by photographer Thang Vu. Push pins pierce through the nipples of each photographed female to hold the images on the wall. Duct tape covers their faces and tattoos, removing any personal identifiers. The top half of the photos flop down due to gravity so that viewers are only able to see the photos when they bow down and peak upward. She is triggered by my own experience of growing up as a non-traditional looked queer female in a country with a very conservative culture. This work is intended to discuss the harm to women resulting from objectification of the female body and gender stereotyping.

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