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The Chen Family #5 by Fang Tong
The Chen Family #5 by Fang Tong

The Chen Family #5, 2016

Fang Tong

This image shows three generations of a fictional family of wealthy Chinese immigrants. Three people, fully clothed, lounge in chairs, indifferent to each other’s presence. Meanwhile, a child perches on the edge of the pool talking to a man, probably her father, the only person in the luxurious swimming pool. In describing this picture, the artist mentions the generation gap between the Chinese traditional parents and the children who grow up in North America, as well as issues with a mixed marriage. She also highlights that wealth can't ease communication barriers.

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