Skip to Main Content
Wong Hoy Cheong, ‘Chronicles of Crime ’, STPI
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Wong Hoy Cheong

Chronicles of Crime

Photo etching, aquatint, spit bite, roulette
19 1/2 × 24 in
49.5 × 61 cm
Edition of 100
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Singapore
Have a question? Visit our help center.
About the work
STPI
Singapore

Price excludes frame. Sold in a set.

Medium
Print
Image rights
© Wong Hoy Cheong/ Singapore Tyler Print Institute
Wong Hoy Cheong
Malaysian, b. 1960
Follow

In his paintings, drawings, photographs, videos, performances, and installations, Wong Hoy Cheong examines the ramifications of human migration, ethnicity, and colonialism. His work is shaped by his upbringing in Malaysia, which he calls “perhaps the most complex multiethnic and cultural country in the world,” and his schooling at American universities, where, as he describes: “For the first time, I felt I was an object rather than subject.” Taking the point-of-view of objectified communities, Wong re-writes history to expose the stories buried within the dominant narratives. In Re:Looking (2002-03), he turned history on its head by screening a fake documentary about Malaysia’s colonization of Austria. More recently, in his Maid in Malaysia (2008) series, he plays with global commodification by photographing Malaysian housemaids in the guise of famous women in history and literature, including Mary Poppins and Joan of Arc.

Wong Hoy Cheong, ‘Chronicles of Crime ’, STPI
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work
STPI
Singapore

Price excludes frame. Sold in a set.

Medium
Print
Image rights
© Wong Hoy Cheong/ Singapore Tyler Print Institute
Wong Hoy Cheong
Malaysian, b. 1960
Follow

In his paintings, drawings, photographs, videos, performances, and installations, Wong Hoy Cheong examines the ramifications of human migration, ethnicity, and colonialism. His work is shaped by his upbringing in Malaysia, which he calls “perhaps the most complex multiethnic and cultural country in the world,” and his schooling at American universities, where, as he describes: “For the first time, I felt I was an object rather than subject.” Taking the point-of-view of objectified communities, Wong re-writes history to expose the stories buried within the dominant narratives. In Re:Looking (2002-03), he turned history on its head by screening a fake documentary about Malaysia’s colonization of Austria. More recently, in his Maid in Malaysia (2008) series, he plays with global commodification by photographing Malaysian housemaids in the guise of famous women in history and literature, including Mary Poppins and Joan of Arc.

Wong Hoy Cheong

Chronicles of Crime

Photo etching, aquatint, spit bite, roulette
19 1/2 × 24 in
49.5 × 61 cm
Edition of 100
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Singapore
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Related works
Most Similar
Collective History
Etching/Engraving