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Flo Oy Wong

United States

Collette Chattopadhyay

FLO OY WONG, made in usa: Angel Island Shhh, 2000 (details), rice sack, flag, sequins, thread, stencilled text.

Flo Oy Wong's recent works, shown at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, explore issues of family and community history in relation to ethnicity, nationality and identity. A collection of installations which examines the nature of what it means to be an American of Chinese ancestry, Wong's art bears similarities to literary biographies and autobiographies inasmuch as it constructs narratives of individual lives…

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