Screening Wu Tsang «Wildness»

Wu Tsang, Wildness, 2012, Production Still: Love Ablan, Courtesy the artist, Clifton Benevento, New York, and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

20.11.2014, 19:00

The Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst presents the Swiss premiere of the documentary film Wildness (USA 2012, 74') by Wu Tsang, one day before the opening of this artist’s solo exhibition. Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, Wildness is a documentary portrait of the “Silver Platter”, a historic bar in the MacArthur Park area that has been home for Latin/LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) immigrant communities since 1963. With a magical-realist flourish, the bar itself becomes a character, narrating what happens when a group of young artists create a weekly performance art/dance party (organized by Wu Tsang and DJs NGUZUNGUZU & Total Freedom) called Wildness, which explodes into creativity and conflict. What does “safe space” mean, and who needs it? And how does it differ among us? At the Silver Platter, the search for answers to these questions creates coalitions across generations.

Free admission, in English

 

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