film

wu tsang – interview & screening wildness
19 Sep 2013

The Stedelijk Museum is very proud to invite Los Angeles-based artist, filmmaker, and performer Wu Tsang to screen his film Wildness.

Location: Teijin auditorium, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Time: September 19, 2013, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Language: English
Entrance: Entrance price to the Stedelijk Museum + € 2.50 supplement
Reservations: It is necessary to make a reservation. Send an e-mail to reservations@stedelijk.nl, stating your full name, e-mail address, telephone number, and the date of the program you want to attend.

Wildness (2012), Wu Tsang, HD video (74 min), screened in Teijin Auditorium
September 20-21, 2013, 11 am – 12:20 pm: Extra Screenings.

The Stedelijk Museum is very proud to invite Los Angeles-based artist, filmmaker, and performer Wu Tsang to screen his film Wildness. This critically acclaimed documentary – described by Variety magazine as “simultaneously vital” and “undeniably eye-opening” – is Tsang’s first feature film. 

Tsang’s explorations of marginalized communities (such as immigrant and queer communities), the body as a political element, and performance as a critical aspect of today’s society often take the shape of a direct confrontation in film. His films always have a performative dimension, either linked to his performance work (such is the case with Wildness and Shape of a Right Statement) or challenging our relationship to the topic being discussed.  

After the screening, the artist will be interviewed by Hendrik Folkerts, curator of the Stedelijk’s Public Program. In conjunction with the screening event, Tsang’s short film and curtain installation Shape of a Right Statement will be exhibited outside of the Stedelijk’s Auditorium. 

More information about Wildness

Wildness (2012, 74 minutes) is a portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic, LGBT-friendly bar on the east side of Los Angeles that has catered to the Latin immigrant community since 1963. With a magical-realist flourish – the bar itself becomes a character in the film – Wildness captures the creativity and conflict that ensue when a group of young, queer artists of color (Wu Tsang, DJs NGUZUNGUZU, and Total Freedom) organize a weekly performance art party, called Wildness, at the bar. What does “safe space” mean, and who needs it? The search for the answers to these and other questions creates coalitions across generations. For the trailer and more information about Wildness, visit www.wildnessmovie.com

More information about Wu Tsang

Wu Tsang is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, artist, and performer. His projects have been presented at the Tate Modern (London); the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum (New York); and MOCA and REDCAT (Los Angeles). In 2012, he participated in the Whitney Biennial and New Museum Triennial (New York), Gwangju Biennial (South Korea), and Liverpool Biennial (UK). He was named one of Filmmaker magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2012. His first feature, Wildness, received its world premiere at MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight, and was screened at SXSW (Austin, TX), Hot Docs (Toronto, Canada), and SANFIC8 (Santiago, Chile). Wildness has won many awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Documentary at Outfest 2012.