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AsSimulation 1994-1998

    These staged black and white self-portrait photographs utilized traditional Asian theatrical and visual language to imitate and interpret Renaissance and Baroque paintings. . Assimulation is a tragicomedy focusing on race, sex, and gender, with respect to cultural assimilation. The finished prints are usually displayed as an installation that mimics museum tradition of exhibiting classical paintings using ornate frames and small metal tags that bear the work’s title.


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