Remembering SlutForArt: Tseng Kwong Chi

Remembering SlutForArt: Tseng Kwong ChiRemembering SlutForArt: Tseng Kwong Chi

On May 1, 2015, A/P/A Institute at NYU hosted a conversation and screening on dance, performance, and art with Ping Chong, Bill T. Jones, Muna Tseng Dance Projects, and Karen Shimakawa (NYU Performance Studies).

The event began with an excerpt of the performance SlutForArt a.k.a.Ambiguous Ambassador, choreographed and performed by Muna Tseng and conceived and directed by Ping Chong. The performance features the voiceover of the Tseng and Chong in an interview about Tseng Kwong Chi along with projected photographs in a deeply moving homage to the memory of an artist and brother who succumbed to the AIDS virus in 1990.

This was a unique opportunity to peer into Tseng Kwong Chi’s artistic collaboration with Bill T. Jones and Keith Haring on the famous Body Painting photographs taken in 1983, which will be on view at the Grey Art Gallery’s exhibition Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera from April 21 through July 11.

Read more about the event here.