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Tseng Kwong Chi: Ambiguous Ambassador

Artist
Tseng Kwong Chi
Price
$250.00
Date
2005
Publisher
Nazraeli Press
Format
Catalogues
ISBN
9781590051177
Genre
Rare & Out of Print, Contemporary Art, Photography
Description

In the late 1970s in New York, Joseph Tseng, fresh from Paris art school after a Hong Kong childhood and an adolescence in Canada, chose to don a second-hand Mao suit for a family outing which required formal wear, and was surprised at the reactions the uniform provoked: deference, scorn, curiosity, but never indifference. It was a pivotal moment in the artist’s life, transforming him from overseas visitor to formal representative of a different culture. It was also the start of his series of self-portraits in which Tseng Kwong Chi (he reverted to his birth name) posed in front of a wide range of world landmarks and iconic nature sites beloved by snapshot taking tourists, such as the Statue of Liberty, London Bridge, Notre Dame, Disneyland, Canadian Rockies and the Grand Canyon.

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