Leung Chi Wo and Sara Wong explore the anonymity of history by contemplating figures in the background of found snapshots.
In their Museum of the Lost series, Leung and Wong re-enact the poses and attire of these unidentified, unaware “minor characters,” producing life-sized photographic prints and crafting accompanying texts that imagine their experiences and personalities. The artists’ exhibition focuses on works made from the photo albums of families in Nagoya, Japan, in which Leung and Wong challenge historical grand narratives and shed light on the poetics of photography.
Leung Chi Wo + Sara Wong ‘MUSEUM OF THE LOST (STRANGERS AT HOME)’
27 January – 3 July, 2023
SCAD Museum of Art,
601 Turner Blvd, Savannah, Georgia, United States
Curated by Daniel S. Palmer
Leung Chi Wo + Sara Wong, Woman in a red-checkered dress carrying a white blazer, 2019, C-print.
Leung Chi Wo + Sara Wong, Photographer squatting in a colour-striped t-shirt and blue sweatpants, 2019, C-print.