One of Zhang Huan’s most powerful works, Family Tree was created two years after he left China to live and work abroad, leaving behind potential persecution as well as family and friends. Dealing with issues of cultural identity, familial relationships, and self-expression, this installation creates a moving image of the isolation felt with the loss of one’s past. The artist had three Chinese calligraphers cover his face with poems, tales, tales, and family names from his homeland.
Ah Xian (Chinese, lives in Australia) Porcelain casting, Appropriates styles and techniques of Ming Dynasty ceramics and Western portrait busts, Portraits/ cultural identity that explore ideas of "Chineseness"
Yinka Shonibare African Batik Sculpture - Yorkshire Sculpture Park-4 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Yinka Shonibare, MBE, is a British-Nigerian artist living in London whose work explores cultural identity, colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation. He had been nominated for the Turner Prize.
#Responsive I like this article because it gives 5 suggestions to create a culturally responsive classroom. It states that as a teacher we should be questioning how our own cultural identity could be affecting our teaching. That is important when trying to incorporate the students culture, beliefs, & experiences into our classroom environment. Being cultural responsive is essential in making the students feel important.