Existing in Costume | Collectable Postcards

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In the series, Chan-Hyo Bae has chosen the iconography of queenliness to express his feelings as an Asian immigrant. His self-portraits mimic women monarchs only and are an examination of gender, power, race, and class. 

"We call western people’s fixed notion or a distorted view toward the East ‘Orientalism,’ which originated from the cultural prejudice in the West, and ‘Occidentalism is a comparative notion which makes a contrast with Orientalism. Edward Said formerly criticized that both are nothing but false images that see other cultures from an ethnocentric viewpoint and this tendency has justified the western imperialists’ invasion against the East."

Shop this collection of photo-postcards made with special permission from Chan_Hyo Bae from his series, Existing in Costume with 15 different photographs. Share them with your friends, family and loved ones! 

About the Artist

Culture, Prejudice and Stereotypes are explored in the work of Korean Artist Chan-Hyo Bae. Since graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2007, he has expressed in his work the feelings of cultural and emotional estrangement he experienced in the UK. Bae’s work has been shown in many international exhibitions.

All proceeds from the sale will go directly towards supporting the CPB Foundation.

Number of postcards: 15
Material: 350 GSM Natural evolution paper 
Size: 7"X5"