Female Artists Challenge Vietnam's Gender Stereotypes

Art empowers women by providing a basis for new public discourse. In Vietnam, a group of artists use their exhibitions to introduce discussions on topics such as breastfeeding, menstruation, and sexual rights. In the strictly conservative country, avoiding censorship involves holding alternate exhibitions, outside of state-funded institutions such as museums and galleries. By participating in international collaborations, privately funded events, and exhibitions in cafes, artists have been addressing questions of social taboos and fostering discourse surrounding gender norms.

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