Samurai: Design Your Own Symbol
The imagery on a samurai’s armor expresses that samurai’s identity and source of inspiration or empowerment. Is there an image you connect with most?
Described as “an archaeologist of visual apocrypha,” US and Hong Kong-based artist Adrian Wong plays with signifiers of culture and identity, lending objects new life through adjusted interpretations. With his unique background—including an MA in developmental psychology and an MFA in sculpture—Wong makes esotericism accessible and tangible. From performance art to sculptures, video, and other installations, Wong experiments with perception while bringing a rigorously researched approach to art. For Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past (on view at the Asian Art Museum from May 18–September 2, 2012) he plays with the precepts of feng shui, using ceremonial objects from the museum’s collection