Allan deSouza, Yong Soon Min, AlterNatives : April 4-June 15, 1997

Allan DeSouza
Yong Soon Min
Publisher Syracuse University

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This catalog accompanied an exhibition showcasing the individual and joint works of Allan deSouza and Yong Soon Min. On the cover is a photograph of deSouza and Min’s collaborative installation project, "alter idem/performing personae" (1992), in which the artists perform roles that graft together two parts of their identities: persons of the Asian diaspora and artists. As "native informants" allowing "discovery" of various ethnically-coded tourist sites in Los Angeles, the artists position the viewers as "ethnographers," empowering them to scrutinize the modern culture of photography, the construction and performance of identity, and the responsibilities of documentation and representation for cultural research.

Allan deSouza, Yong Soon Min, AlterNatives : April 4-June 15, 1997, Allan DeSouza (born 1958)

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