Rae-Yen Song - *May-May Songuu*

24 Jan 2020 – 12 Apr 2020

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

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  • Nearest bus station is Shudhill Exchange and Piccadilly Gardens is 5min walk
  • Nearest station is Victoria and Piccadilly is only 10min walk away
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*May-May Songuu* is an exhibition by Rae-Yen Song which explores the construction of personal identity through relationships – familial, communal and divine – which revolve around appetite, and the sharing and offering of food.


Consisting of costumes, sculptural objects, growing specimens, animation and large-scale drawings, *May-May Songuu* will tell a mythical story about the origins of appetite, seen through the prism of sisterly love. It will be complemented by a series of workshops with Manchester’s Chinese communities in which new work will be generated in response to the installation. Prompting community gathering, conversation and making, the workshops will culminate in a closing event and shared meal.

Rae-Yen Song explores self-mythologising as a survival tactic, using fantasy and fabulation to create a personal cultural language informed by autobiography, family stories, relationships and shared memories. Rae-Yen adopts this language as a tool for self-definition and identification, using it to form narratives that speak broadly and politically about race, gender, culture, identity and what it means to belong – or not.


Alistair Small

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Rae-Yen Song


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