Wu Tsang and Wildness in Riverside
2:10pm-3:40pm Artist’s Talk/INTS 1113 at UC Riverside
7:30pm screening of Wildness at the Culver Center for the Arts
Wu Tsang comes to UCR to present the documentary Wildness at an 8:00pm screening at the Culver Center for the Arts (downtown Riverside), and for a 2:10pm afternoon artist’s talk on campus (INTS 1113).
About the artist (from a New York Times feature): “The personal films and video installations created by the artist Wu Tsang explore issues of transgender identity…Tsang identifies as transfeminine, which carries plenty of complicated social and political meaning. And he happens to look fierce in a dress.”
The Los Angeles Times on Wildness: “The collision of the two undergrounds — and the unintended consequences of the party’s growing popularity — is chronicled in a documentary by Tsang that plays at Outfest on Saturday, July 21. The Silver Platter, with its glittering drapes and sultry pink lights, is the unmistakable star of the film, also called “Wildness.” Voiced by a transgender actress from Guatemala, the bar literally speaks, whispering about the generations of gays who have found sanctuary there, away ‘from the ignorance, the fear and hatred of the outside world.’”
Wu Tsang’s work has been exhibited at the New Museum, MOCA Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art in New York. After visiting UCR, Tsang will travel to London to present work at the Tate Modern Museum.