January 27th - July 24th, 2023
Leung Chi Wo (ACC 1997, 1999) and Sara Wong have collaborated since 1992. The artists co-founded the arts center Para Site in Hong Kong in 1996 and graduated with master’s degrees from the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1997. From 1999 to 2000, Leung and Wong participated in a residency in New York, where they premiered City Cookie, their most widely exhibited project, as part of a Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council.
In their Museum of the Lost series, Leung and Wong re-enact the poses and attire of unidentified, unaware “minor characters,” producing life-sized photographic prints and crafting accompanying texts that imagine their experiences and personalities. The artists’ exhibition focuses on works made from the photo albums of families in Nagoya, Japan, in which Leung and Wong challenge historical grand narratives and shed light on the poetics of photography. Undeterred by the impossibility of truly knowing these people from the fleeting past, the artists’ romantic encounter with history may inform how we see our role in the world and years to come.
View more about the exhibition and Leung Chi Wo HERE.