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Works by the Artist
Other Works(Perfect Family 1)
Other Works(Perfect Family 3)
Other Works(Discovery Channel - Climbing, Hunting, Fishing)
Other Works(Dear Leader Chen, We Love You! - Father and Son)
Other Works(Imitating Harada Naojiro - Kannon Riding a Dragon)
Other Works(T'ien-Kung-K'Ai-Wu: Picture of an Overlock Machine)
Other Works(Blossoming in the Backyard- Momotaro)
Blossoming in the Backyard - Chushingura
CHEN Ching-Yao
NO. 20130306
Year 2004
Max Size
138.5 x 198 x 5 cm
Digital photograph with gold leaf
Artwork Appreciation
Artist CHEN Ching-Yao’s is adept at photographing people dressed in comical costumes, inspiring people to rethink the global issues that lurk in daily life. In Blossoming in the Backyard—Chushingura, the artist and models pose as people of the Edo Period of Japan in a reenactment of a Japanese Chushingura TV drama. It’s a story of loyalty in which a group of samurai seek to avenge their master’s death. The artist interprets the story’s last scene, in which the samurai steal into a house to kill the antagonist. If you look closely, the warriors in the painting are all played by women. Far in the background you can see the presidential office building in Taipei. Chen groups global consumer logos in a witty and whimsical way to form a kind of cultural jigsaw puzzle.