Yuk King Tan

Graft

Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan
Graft by Yuk King Tan

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In Yuk King Tan’s work there is often an inter-play between past and present. Chinese fans are traditionally artisan objects but they can also be, like these, bought very cheaply at Asian emporiums and $2 shops. These altered fans support, not delicately hand-painted silk, but mechanical laser transfer prints made at a shopping mall T-shirt booth.

The title Graft refers at once to the medical procedure – here the ‘skin’ of the body is dissected photographically – and a ‘floating world’ of layered cultural references. (Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, 2002)

Title
Graft
Artist/creator
Production date
1994
Medium
heat transfer laser prints on stretch fabric, mixed media
Dimensions
1530 x 1400 x 140 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/35/1-35
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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