Tseng Kwong Chi upcoming news & 2016 highlights!

Dear Friends,

We would like to thank you for your support throughout the year.  In 2016, we have accomplished so much, and wanted to share the highlights with you. Stay tuned for some exciting upcoming news!

Tseng Kwong Chi will be in MoMA’s Club 57: Film Performance and Art in the East Village 1978-1983. The first exhibition to explore the interdisciplinary life of 1980s New York downtown movers and shakers.  Opening Halloween October 31, 2017 through April 1, 2018.

Click here to read The Art Newspaper’s announcement, and here for MoMA’s official press release.

Don't miss Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York, on view at the Museum of the City of New York through February 26th, 2017. The exhibit brings to life the queer creative networks that sprang up in the city across the 20th century—a series of artistic subcultures whose radical ideas had lasting effects on the mainstream.

Reviewed by The New York Times,  Artnet News and The Daily Beast.

Order the catalogue here.

Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera ended its two year tour at the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University on December 11th. This large solo exhibit of over 80 works opened at the Grey Art Gallery at NYU on April 21, 2015. It toured to the Chrysler Museum of Art and the Tufts University Art Gallery.

The monograph is available here.

The exhibition was widely praised in reviews by Hyperallergic, Chicago Tribune,  Boston Globe, and Photograph Magazine.  Ken Johnson of the New York Times reviewed the show, deeming it “an entertaining and edifying exhibition” surveying “the brief but prolific 10-year career of one of the decade’s more scintillating but lesser-known players.”

View Block Museum's opening panel, Five Takes on Tseng Kwong Chi, here.
Tomorrow Never Happens at the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University explored queer futurity and the aesthetics of utopia in an attempt to find a direction for and of queerness in the 21st century. It included Tseng’s work from Brasilia, Brazil.  You can read more here.

Catalogue here.
Ordinary Pictures, at the Walker Art Center, focused on the industry’s modes of production, distribution, and presentation, foregrounded by the work of artists who have probed, mimicked and taken a critical eye to this aspect of our visual environment.  Spanning generations and movements, the exhibition also considered contemporary art’s own function as an ever-expanding global image economy.

Catalogue here.

Persons of Interest, at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center's Bureau of General Services Queer Division, explored the past, present, and future of queerness through the lens of artistic investigation of the self and the body. Holland Cotter of the New York Times features a review of the exhibition and discusses the importance of art in the AIDS years.

Link here.


New Light on Land at the Chrysler Museum of Art, drawing from the Museum's rich photography collection, explored how nature has inspired photographic innovation and creativity since the advent of the medium.
Still/Moving: Photographs and Videos from the deWoody Collection at the Norton Museum of Art, an important collection of works that demands the viewer to engage with the visual, intellectual, and conceptual underpinnings that have intrigued photographers and video artists for the past half-century.   
Review here.
Laurence Miller Gallery presented Pursuing The Sublime, an exhibition of contemporary photographers in dialogue with nineteenth-century Japanese print makers as and as part of Asia Week New York featured in Laurence Miller Gallery’s photography show, Contemporary Asian Perspectives.
Tseng Kwong Chi: Ambiguous Ambassador 1979 – 1989 was at Carroll & Sons Art Gallery in Boston with fifty-two photographs, from his iconic series East Meets West along with his collaborative photos created with the artist Keith Haring and dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones.
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