CYJO’s Mixed Blood celebrated the completion of its Mainland China tour at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre. The photographic and textual project opens the doors into the living quarters of select families inviting the viewer to engage with their portraits and personal narratives. Mixed Blood investigates the shaping of identity and culture through tradition, modernization, citizenship, and ethnicity.
“I feel a strong connection to the portraits and narratives in CYJO’s Mixed Blood. They are at once familiar and provocative. They highlight the borrowing, plucking, reshaping, and discarding that we do in fixing our identities at any given time, in a particular space, and for a particular purpose.” – Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, Internationally known educator, President Obama’s sister
“The families in Mixed Blood present the unprecedented diversity of human relationship, and the increased blending of races and cultures in the 21st century. At the same time, the series suggests the evolving role of individuals and families in defining their own unique identities and shaping their own values in ways that use race and ethnicity as a partial frame, but that also begin…to blur traditional lines and create new categories and connections.” – Nik Apostolides, Curator
From March 7th to April 3rd, 2015
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre
155A Caochangdi, Chaoyang District