22. November 2014  –  8. February 2015

Featuring artworks by:
Wu Tsang

Wu Tsang (b. 1982) is an artist, performer, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles (USA). His multimedia-oriented oeuvre focuses on narratives that construct identity and the self in relation to others. In particular, Tsang is interested in the socio-political dimensions of communities and is also significantly inspired by his involvement with queer, trans, and immigrant communities in Los Angeles. Evoking “the underground” as a site of cultural resistance, Tsang considers how fantasy can play an important role in representing social movements. For instance, his award-winning 2012 film Wildness documents a legendary party venue in Los Angeles, which has been a popular meeting point for the Latin American transgender community for decades. Through magical realism and personal narrative, the film invites discussion of documentary strategies and societal circumstances. Wu Tsang's first institutional solo exhibition in Europe brings together works from the years 2008 to 2014.

Exhibition view, Wu Tsang: «Not in my language», photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich

List of works

Wu Tsang: A day in the life of bliss

Wu Tsang

A day in the life of bliss
2014
2-channel video projection (color, sound) on screens, two-way mirror and mirror, marley floor, beanbag chairs
Dimensions variable

Wu Tsang: Safe Space

Wu Tsang

Safe Space
2014
Wooden crate, neon tubes, mirror, two-way mirror, acrylic
143 x 211 x 46.5 cm

Wu Tsang: For how we perceived a life (Take 3)

Wu Tsang

For how we perceived a life (Take 3)
2012
16 mm film projection
9:34 min. , Loop

Wu Tsang: Paris Has Burned

Wu Tsang

Paris Has Burned
2012/2014
Digital print in light box
29 x 50 x 8 cm

Wu Tsang: DAMELO TODO // ODOT OLEMAD

Wu Tsang

DAMELO TODO // ODOT OLEMAD
2010/2014
Single channel video on rear projection foil (color, sound), wooden structure, mirrors, carpet, bench
25 min.

Wu Tsang: The Shape of a Right Statement

Wu Tsang

The Shape of a Right Statement
2008
Single-channel video on monitor (color, sound), plinth
5:0 min.

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