Exhibition

Kurt Tong: The Queen the Chairman and I

18 Sep 2018 – 27 Oct 2018

Event times

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 10am-4pm

Cost of entry

FREE

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Rugby, United Kingdom

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Described by Tong as a photographic ‘who do you think you are’; the Queen the Chairman and I was made over four years across three continents.

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In this multi-stranded saga of love, hope, and tragedy, Tong uncovers family secrets and reveals the impact of political and economic forces on individual people. 

Drawing on Tong’s Chinese, Hong Kong and British connections, the exhibition combines new large-scale photographs, alongside heirloom photographs and rare colour film footage from the 1940s. Central to the exhibition is a contemporary Chinese teahouse installation where visitors are invited to drink tea, read Tong’s artist book, and share their own family stories.

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Kurt Tong

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