TSENG KWONG CHI: PERFORMING FOR THE CAMERA
On view August 18–December 13, 2015 | Free admission
Photographer, party-crasher, political gadfly, and poser: Tseng Kwong Chi had a penchant for performance, as well as the camera (and the connections) to chronicle Manhattan’s arts-and-club scene in the 1980s. This first traveling museum retrospective combines
the Hong Kong-born artist’s droll East Meets West and Expeditionary photographic series and collaborations with Keith Haring with powerful, less-known images with social, identity, and philosophical implications. Though Tseng died of AIDS in 1990 at the age of 39, his conceptual creativity and visual satires influence new generations of artists.