Tseng Kwong Chi “East Meets West”

Yancey Richardson Gallery

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[Image: Tseng Kwong Chi "New York, New York" (1979) Gelatin silver print.]
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Yancey Richardson presents East Meets West, a selection of photographic self-portraits made between 1979 and 1987 by Tseng Kwong Chi (1950 - 1990). Combining performance and photography, political satire and personal identity, Tseng’s pioneering series exemplifies the art of the eighties while anticipating the social, political and philosophical themes of the present day.

The series was partly inspired by Richard Nixon’s diplomatic trip to the People’s Republic of China in 1972, where the visit consisted largely of a series of carefully staged appearances meant to generate the greatest possible visual impact, including the infamous Nixon-Mao handshake. In spite of the immutability of his Mao ensemble, Tseng responds distinctly to each locale, gazing contemplatively at the Grand Canyon, leaping raucously into the air at the Brooklyn Bridge or assuming a stiff, patriotic stance next to a rocket at Cape Canaveral. Describing himself as both an “ambiguous ambassador” and an “inquisitive traveler”, Tseng mischievously and subtly investigated core issues of outsider and identity politics.

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Schedule

from February 13, 2020 to April 04, 2020

Opening Reception on 2020-02-13 from 18:00 to 20:00

Artist(s)

Tseng Kwong Chi

Website

http://www.yanceyrichardson.com (venue's website)

Fee

Free

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Summer Hours: Monday thru Friday, 10am to 6am. Closed on Labor Day Weekend. Winter Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
Closed on Sundays

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Address: 525 W 22nd St., New York, NY 10011
Phone: 646-230-9610 Fax: 646-230-6131

Between 10th and 11th Ave. Subway: C/E to 23rd Street

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