With a particular focus on the fairytale The Princess and the Frog, the Amsterdam-based Chinese artist Evelyn Taocheng Wang has created two new films and an installation of large-scale fabrics, to be presented as part of KW Institute for Contemporary Art’s series ‘Pause.’ Here, Wang, whose work often questions notions of personal and cultural identity, uses the fairytale to examine how mythologies shift over time and through different spaces: when a story has various origins, how is it written, altered, edited, and retold? No matter its context, Wang discovers that this specific tale always alludes to questions of transformation and the fluidity of identity. Her films and installation thus use KW’s main exhibition hall to fictionalize characters and to create a physical architectural site, symbolizing both a body and its process of transformation.
-- Emily McDermott
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