PERFORMA 19: Shu Lea Cheang Onscreen

When 2 Nov 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Where Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
United States

This screening of Shu Lea Cheang’s short films and conversation with the artist will highlight the pieces she made early in her career while living in New York, and provide the context for her current practice and continual engagement with queer and racial politics, and with the radical and the sexually transgressive. Cheang’s assertion, “I consider sex as a political statement; sexuality is a construct, fluid gender is the norm,” serves as an impetus to consider her early work anew in our charged contemporary political moment and to consider the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and other forms of marginalization. The screening will feature COLOR SCHEMES (1989), first shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as two films from her Lesbian Shorts series that focus on interracial lesbian sexuality: Sex Fish (1993) and Sex Bowl (1994). The films will be followed by a conversation between Cheang and former Guggenheim and Smithsonian curator John G. Hanhardt, moderated by Susan Stryker, transgender studies scholar and filmmaker.

Date: November 2, 2pm
Cost: $12/$9 concessions

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