Pop-up Exhibition: Ways of Seeing
Museum 54 is an AAPI artist-run initiative dedicated to the growth of emerging artists from all backgrounds. Its name inspired by the famous nightclub Studio 54 in New York City in the 70s, Museum 54 aims to create an inclusive and diverse platform for both the artists and art enthusiasts.
From March 3-5, Museum 54 will present its first NYC debut “Ways of Seeing”, a 3-day pop-up exhibition showcasing works by six women and non-binary artists. This exhibition will spotlight more than 20 pieces of artworks in painting, drawing, video, photography, and installation.
Addressing the gendered perception brought forward in John Berger’s 1972 essay collection of the same title, “Ways of Seeing” examines the multi-layered meanings behind female identities and bodies, with an invitation for open dialogues from the audience. The process of seeing, according to Berger, is not natural but rather shaped by habits and social conventions. Weaving different storytellings through their medium of choice, the artists in this exhibition seek to break the dichotomy of gendered presentation of selves, as well as the connotation of otherness projected on women and non-binary community.
“Ways of Seeing” will be on view from March 3 - 5, 11am - 7pm.
Opening night: March 3, 6-8pm at 72 Warren St, New York for a reception with the artists.