- City, State: Glenview, IL
- Geographic Location: North America
Exhibit change by:
I'm passionate about:
Read the conversations in the Community Forum and add your voice.
Browse the take actions in the Women, Power and Politics exhibition or submit your own.
Get Started >
Upload documents to appear in your profile.
In Chinese society, red lanterns were once associated with brothels as a fetish of sexuality and selling of one's body. The divided snapshots of the lanterns symbolize the divorce of the physical and the spiritual body of marginalized women. Featured along with a stylized barcode--so familiar in contemporary consumer society--the painting is meant to refer to the ways that women's bodies can be treated as commodities.
Curate your own exhibition of museum content! Add your favorite stories to your profile by navigating to the story page and clicking on the + sign in the right column.