Performance Composition Speaker Series: Wu Tsang

Wu Tsang

The Performance & the Screen seminar invites you to join us for a conversation with artist Wu Tsang!

Wu Tsang is a filmmaker and performance artist who combines documentary and narrative techniques with fantastical detours into the imaginary in works that explore hidden histories, marginalized narratives, and the act of performing itself. Tsang re-imagines racialized, gendered representations beyond the visible frame to encompass the multiple and shifting perspectives through which we experience the social realm.

Wu Tsang received a B.F.A. (2004) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an M.F.A. (2010) from the University of California at Los Angeles. Other films by Tsang include We hold where study (2017), Girl Talk(2015), Damelo Todo (Gimme Everything) (2010), and Shape of a Right Statement (2008). Tsang’s work has been exhibited or screened at Tate Modern London, Kunsthalle Münster, Stedelijk Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, among many other national and international venues. Tsang is a MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow and a Hugo Boss Prize nominee and currently a director at Zurich’s Schauspielhaus. Tsang works with a group of frequent collaborators that includes Boychild, Fred Moten, and Asma Maroof.

This event is a part of a speaker series run by Professor Malik Gaines and his Performance Composition class in the Department of Performance Studies. These events will take place every Monday in October and feature multidisciplinary guest artists.