Albert Chong

(Jamaica, 1958)

Albert Chong’s project, Yin/Yang, Us/Them/Yin/yang, nosotros/ellos, was installed at La Torre de Tijuana. Gathered on the floor of the Torre were apples and oranges arranged in the Taoist symbol of yin and yang. In the words of the artist, the fruits symbolize difference and co-existence. Surrounding this circle were half-shell coconuts containing water, wine, and rum. Evoking a space of ritual, the central circular element was balanced by a cowrie-shell jacket suspended from the ceiling, bottles of liquor, and a wall text.

Curator: Margaret Porter Troupe
Organizer: African American Museum of Fine Arts
Venue: La Torre, Tijuana