Cecilia.W.Yu does Protest Barbie@ Altered Barbie
I was delighted to support the Altered Barbie, when her curator Julie Andersen approached me with the idea. I had seen it years ago and thought the images were very interesting and liberating.
So it is with great pleasure that I put in the following work:
1) Capital Hill Barbie: ” Don’t mess with Mr.Bill of rights…if you don’t want Capitol Barbie to call her friends. XXOO”
This work is done with the context of my friend Annabel Pak’s Coffee Party USA in mind. For the details please see my blog: http://ceciliawyu.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/coffeepartyusa/
2) East-West fusion Barbie: “Hating me won’t make you pretty.”
This is a fusion work, partly in support of WHOF, www.whof.net for the work they do in terms of suicide prevention and councilling online and also because it is something that I have been thinking of for a long time since the tragic death of Asia’s megastar Mr. Leslie Cheung. I celebrate Mr. Cheung’s courage to announce he was Bisexual to all of Asia, at the height of his career as a multi-plantinum selling recording artists, winner of the Palm d’ors and the most celebrated Icon of Modern chinese culture, in music & acting. His tragic suicide was a great loss to the arts world. RIP Leslie Cheung. 張國榮.