"You & Me" by Zhang Zhaohui
Street and gallery art installations in the 798 Art District, Beijing
These interactive installations, which feature two large molds, reminiscent of cookie cutters, that are shaped like the male/men’s and female/women’s icons on most public bathroom doors raise questions (whether intentional or not) about gender roles and related physical and social expectations.
"…in a little gallery with only a few items, the main attraction [was] two large metal cutouts of the classic male/female shape. Guests were welcome to climb into the shapes and stand there. The gallery owner helped me into the female shape, but I was too short for it, so it was really uncomfortable and awkward. The rest of the gallery was filled with photographs of people doing the same." (source)
"…Zhang Zhaohui’s interactive public art installation ‘You & Me’ set up in the famous 798 Art District in Beijing China. The body shaped metal frames are adult sized with small rocks sitting at the bases to allow for easy access into the cutouts." (source)