Manga Ormolu version 5.0-h

Photo: Brendan Lee Satish Tang

Manga Ormolu version 5.0-h


Brendan Lee Satish Tang

Canadian, born in Ireland, 1975

This sculpture reflects notions of personal identity and global exchange with its Chinese Ming vase and anime robotic forms. Born in Dublin, Ireland, to Trinidadian parents, the artist draws upon his family history and blends cultural references to Western experiences of the “Orient”: “…the hybridization of cultures mirrors my identity as an ethnically-mixed Asian Canadian. My family history is one of successive generations shedding the markers of ethnic identity in order to succeed in an adopted country—within a few generations this cultural filtration has spanned China, India, Trinidad, Ireland, and Canada.”
Ceramics, mixed media
16 1/4 x 11 x 7 1/2 inches
Margaret E. Fuller Purchase Fund
Provenance: The artist; purchased from the artist by the Seattle Art Museum, 2011
Photo: Brendan Lee Satish Tang
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistoryBellevue, Washington, Bellevue Arts Museum, BAM Biennial 2010: Clay Throwdown!, Aug. 28 - Jan. 16, 2011.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Chronicles of a Global East, Oct. 20, 2022 - Oct. 22, 2023.

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