Leong Owen, Hole, 2006

Artist: Leong, Owen

Title: Hole

Year: 2006

Medium: Digital photograph

Dimensions: 110 x 140cm

Accession Number: US2019-01

Acquisition info:

During a residency in Manchester in 2006, Leong borrowed aristocratic costumes from Manchester theatres, to explore connotations of class and status – continuing a wider body of work which examines systems and symbols of representation, power, identity and culture. The small hole digitally created on the figure’s wrist suggests a ‘rupture’ in our expected perceptions of identity – who is this figure and what positions of authority or status may they possess?

Chinese-Australian artist Leong works in performance, photography, sculpture and video. He has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Artereal Gallery, Sydney (2021) and group shows at: Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2021), Newcastle Art Gallery (2019) and Art Central Hong Kong (2017).

This work was gifted from the artist and the CFCCA archives in 2019.

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