From 11th June 2021
Until 30th September 2021
Dates: 11th June –30th September, 2021
Venue: Department of Culture and Education of the German Consulate General Shanghai
Cross Tower 101, Fuzhou Road 318, Shanghai
Vernissage: 11th June, 2021, 18.00–21.00
Organizers: WhyWhyArt, Department of Culture and Education of the German Consulate General Shanghai
ifa Gallery, EASA
Following the “Starting a conversation on comparative feminism” exhibition in Nanjing, China in 2017, WhyWhyArt initiated ActOnition – an Action performed in public spaces by individuals and activists to not only acknowledge personal responsibilities but also to Act On, point out and change the unjust aspects of social behaviors.
For that occasion, WhyWhyArt proposed seven initial Antonyms (in a form of graphics) that potentially will become a kind of toolkit of cultural awareness to foster communication – like an emoji of shyness, found in everyone’s mobile phones. Due to the vibrant reactions and ideas of the participants around the world, the number of Antonyms ultimately grew up to 12.