“EXOTIC GOODS” Art Exhibition on the Asian Female Experience.
By Jamie Garcia, Michelle Samson, Bruce Allen
How does one appreciate the exotic without fetishizing it? EXOTIC GOODS examines the tenuous relationship between objectification and admiration through familiar representations of what’s beautiful: the female form, and the natural beauty of flowers. EXOTIC GOODS explores the fetishization and commodification of Asian women. The exhibition examines the objectification inherent in the term “exotic” and challenges accepted definitions of beauty, diversity, and acceptance.
Featuring a collection of images, mixed media art, and film, EXOTIC GOODS not only documents the often-blurred lines between compliment and condescension but also challenges the filters through which beauty is recognized and commodified.