Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tracking Debugger Device | Hogon Series - Melkweg New Dawn

Opening: Thursday, August 21 from 17:00 to 21: 00 

On Thursday, August 21 New Dawn celebrates the publication of its latest print issue! During this festive launch a number of works not previously exhibited will be on display from Vivian Keulards, and Max Ernst Coppejans Kraanen – photographers which a portfolio published in New Dawn # 4.

These and other published works by New Dawn will be at the Melkweg Gallery until September 7.

Melkweg Gallery – Marnixstraat 409 Amsterdam

Tracking Debugger Device | Hogon Series | Surin Islands, Thailand

hogon (the forbidden kingdom)
work in progress

The Hogon series are an exploration to the manner in which contemporary photography, fashion and visual history use cultural appropriation as a style; Taking without permission, the cultural artefacts, intellectual property, or cultural expressions, of another cultures.

Taking this unnatural phenomenon of appropriation and cultural neo-colonization, the series use characters and metaphors that represent the separation and alienation of non western cultures and appropriators. Covering the faces of the people portrayed, I define the syndromes of subjection, violence, individualism, alienation and objectification that affect modern society. 

 © Antonio Jose Guzman 2013 Bangkok – Ko Lanta – Surin – Chiang Mai – GF Workstation Studio