© 2019.  Angela Wooi.

ANGELA WOOI

Unquestionably bound to patriarchal suppression and ignorance, traditional craft activities predominantly associated with women like embroidery, tapestry, knitting and patchwork have been largely historically consigned to the level of hobby, languishing as museum pieces and granted limited cultural significance.

Angela Wooi has long been playing with these practices, exploring and celebrating femininity with recent works including the acclaimed (and prematurely banned) Planet Pussy from earlier this year and 2018’s Tales from the Pussy Bed where visitors were invited to lie under a sumptuous duvet composed of fabric vulvas and listen to tales of magical vaginas.