One in five women in the world is Chinese.
Yet no exhibition has been devoted to them until now.
« WOMEN OF CHINA. A 20th CENTURY JOURNEY »
Exhibition from: April 02, 2022 - October 23, 2022. The exhibition will be held in the room called "salle carrée" on floor -1 of the Museum.
Adress : 100 chaussée de Mariemont, 7140 Morlanwelz, Belgique
About the exhibition
In 2022, the Royal Museum of Mariemont is reviving a strong part of its identity - Asian art and civilisation - and offering a new look at China. Chinese Women. A modern adventure takes you on an original journey to discover Chinese women during the most tormented century in Chinese history, between wars and revolutions, the 20th century. As a true social fresco, the exhibition traces the evolution of this female adventure: working woman, fighting woman, model woman... In the end, it offers a renewed portrait of the modern woman, far from the stereotypes inherited from the end of the 19th century.
Using authentic objects (dresses, jewellery, puppets, etc.) and visual and audio documents, the visitor will discover the daily life of the female population, as well as the heroines vulgarised in literature and cinema. The tour includes rarely exhibited pieces, loans from seven Belgian and French institutions, as well as the Jasmine Sour collection of propaganda posters, presented for the first time to the public.
The Chinese woman questions the cultural, political and societal forces that shape our lives and provide us with an insight into our contemporary society.
Partnership with the Mundaneum
Presenting common questions, the Royal Museum of Mariemont has joined forces with the Mundaneum Mons for its exhibition "Portraits of Women. Stories for a History" (March 31, 2022 - November 20, 2022). The two exhibitions thus present a cross-section of the status of women in the 20th century
From the shadows to the light... the exhibition "Women's portraits. Stories for a history" highlights women who are invisible in history. Anonymous women, heroines, fighters, artists, visionaries... all these stories tell the story of Belgian women on their way to emancipation and to the conquest of their rights. More info