Hiram To : Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

McAlear, Donna and Grayson, Richard and Hung, Cheung King and McAlear, Donna and Butvin, Marnie and Bovey, Patricia E.. Hiram To : Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood. Winnipeg, Man.: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2002.

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Abstract (English)

"In today's realm of culture-as-commerce, our lives are increasingly shaped by the global marketplace and international economics. Artist Hiram To explores identity as it is linked to consumption and popular trends. Hiram To approaches identity as individual or collective performances in which we define, present and alter ourselves in multiple spheres of social interaction and cultural production. These spheres include race, sexuality, work and leisure. In our current era of mass-marketing, anyone can construct a self-image by choosing from an endless array of lifestyle options. To’s artwork asks : How do we present ourselves in our private and public lives ? How do our material possessions, fashion choices and social affinities reflect our values and beliefs? To embraces the human obsession with appearance and desire. While he highlights how we identify with media images and icons, he also wonders : Just how much do we look beyond appearance?" -- p. [2] of cover

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: McAlear, Donna (Author); Grayson, Richard (Author); Hung, Cheung King (Author); McAlear, Donna (Author); Butvin, Marnie (Author); Bovey, Patricia E. (Author)
Dossier: 460 - TO, HIRAM
Collation: 148 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
ISBN: 0889151997
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Winnipeg, Man.: Winnipeg Art Gallery
Artists: To, Hiram
Critics / Curators / Historians: Mcalear, Donna
Art Organizations: Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg)
Event Title: Hiram To : Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Type: Exhibition
Location: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg, Man.)
Dates: 24 Jan. - 19 May 2002
Keywords: INSTALLATION; IDENTITY; CONSUMERISM; SELF REPRESENTATION
Copyright Statement: The Winnipeg Art Gallery; the artist and the authors
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Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 14:41
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/17256
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