Talks | Mar 2 2016 6:30 pm
Tuo Wang Screening and Conversation with Herb Tam
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
6:30-8pm (free and open to the public. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org)
360 Court Street
Unit #4 (enter through the big green doors)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Herb Tam, curator and director of exhibitions at the Museum of Chinese in America engages with the New York based Chinese artist and Tuo Wang for a special screening of a recent body of work realized in part during his residency at RU. Wang’s multidisciplinary practice is often balanced between performance and film. In his discussion with the artist, Herb Tam will review Wang’s process that combines interview, non-linear editing and research on literature and cinema to construct a maze of melodrama.
Herb Tam is the Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the Museum of Chinese in America. He recently co-curated “Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving,” an exhibition that explored the construction of Chinese American identity through MOCA’s archival materials. In 2012, he curated “America through a Chinese Lens,” which surveyed photographs of America by contemporary artists and non-professional photographers of Chinese descent. Tam was previously the Associate Curator at Exit Art and the Acting Associate Curator at the Queens Museum of Art. Tam was born in Hong Kong and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He studied at San Jose State University and earned a masters in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York.
Tuo Wang was born and raised in Changchun, China. He currently lives and works in New York. Through his performative manipulation on individuals’ lived experiences and intervention in intellectual legacies, Wang’s practice examines the unreliable relationship between the contemporary human status, myth and cultural archive. In the self-referential environments that he constructs, dramatic, often humorous as well as absurd aspects of the concept of society are exposed. Wang has recently shown at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, TEN Multimedia Center, Tirana, Albania, Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt, IMA Film Society, India, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, HVCCA, NY, and NARS Foundation, NY. Following his RU residency, Tuo Wang is currently an artist-in-residence at the Queens Museum.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.