Susanne Junker 

Mixed media 混合材料

April 30 2011 – May 20 2011 / 2011430 - 520

Opening reception April 30, 6 pm - 9 pm


stage 候台BACK Gallery is pleased to announce founder and German artist Susanne Junker will present an exhibition entitled "MYSPACE" in the gallery, from April 30 until the gallery's closure on May 20. This will be the final installation in the stage候台BACK Weihai Road 696 space, as the Weihai Road 696 art studios are being closed on May 20, 2011.

stage 候台BACK画廊很高兴地向您宣布:画廊创立者和德国艺术家的Susanne Junker将在这里展示一个名为‘我的空间’的展览。展览时间从430日开始直至696关闭的520日止。这将成为 stage 候台BACK在威海路696的最后一场展览,因为整个威海路696艺术区将在2011520日结束。

The "MYSPACE" installation is a three dimensional portrait of the artist, and a part of Susanne Junker's bodysuit series. The exhibition theme expresses the artist's interpretation regarding herself, her body, existence, opinions and personal freedom. The work explores how some people, not only herself, are impacted by these matters. Using sex dolls, the original cast was for the Japanese market, with a functioning vagina, represents issues affecting women in modern society, such as rape, aggression and violence towards females.


As the last exhibition in the stage候台BACK space in Weihai Road, Junker also sees the installation as a silent protest against the loss of the space, and also comments on the art scene in general by creating a 'fuckable' artwork. She has commoditized her work into a three dimensional sculpture that represents herself and her own feelings of frustration and general disillusionment following the eviction of artists and galleries from the Weihai road 696 studio complex. Using a sex doll as the representation of this period of time in the development of Shanghai city and female individuals in general Junker hopes to create an iconic image of the development of the local society that gives audiences pause for thought on the various issues she would like to raise. The work is also a commentary on the growing predominance of social media globally in peoples lives.


Susanne Junker works internationally as a photographer. She has widely exhibited in Europe and the United States.

Susanne Junker是一名国际化的摄影师。她的艺术广泛地在欧洲和美国展览过。

She created stage候台BACK as an artist run space to increase international dialogue and exchange in China, which she feels is still underdeveloped in Shanghai. During its short history, stage候台BACK has hosted a series of groundbreaking exhibition that have generated interest in the international art press and local media.

她创造 stage候台BACK这一艺术家管理的空间以增加在中国更多艺术上的国际性对话和交流(她个人觉得上海在这一领域尚未发展成熟)。 在它短暂的历史里,stage候台BACK举办了一系列的前所未有的独特展览,也引起国际媒体和本地媒体的兴趣。

Text: Chris Gill