Your Gaze Belongs to Me
New York, Stockholm, Tallinn
Your Gaze Belongs to Me is part of an ongoing, long-term project called Experimental Relationship. The project began when Liao, a Shanghai native, met a Japanese musician in 2006 while studying at university in Tennessee. This first museum solo exhibition of Pixy Liao’s work is arranged thematically, and includes more than 50 works from two series, Experimental Relationship, and the outgrowth series For Your Eyes Only, as well as individual video and sculptural works that Liao is showing together for the first time.
Pixy Liao is exemplary of a new generation of photographic artists experimenting with the possibilities of portraiture in depicting modern partnership. Her works emerge from personal experiences and her own intimate spaces, challenging conventional socio-cultural ideas of gender constructions and questions of nationality in a globalized world.
Her ongoing long-term project “Experimental Relationship” began in 2007. Following my nomination exhibition of Pixy Liao's work at the Jimei X Arles Discovery Award in 2018, the exhibition was selected to be presented at the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Rencontres d'Arles. Subsequently, a touring exhibition was curated for Fotografiska.