New York - Exhibition

Deng Tai: Shadow

MoMA PS1

19 Jun 201628 Aug 2016

“Deng Tai: Shadow” is the first U.S. solo exhibition of the work of late Chinese artist Deng Tai (1987-2012).

While living in Beijing, Deng casually enlisted friends to shoot several series of haunting photographs in which he performed for the camera in public spaces around the city. Seen as a collection, these ecstatic and melancholic images suggest the intensity of Deng’s struggle to negotiate a subversively exuberant identity in China’s changing, yet traditional, society. Taken at night on the empty sidewalks and sprawling asphalt flats of Beijing’s tree-lined boulevards, Deng Tai’s “Shadow” series documents the artist as he performs, nearly naked, with a shroud of blood-red fabric flowing around him. Deng is at once visible and illegible, bare and costumed, a fugitive body enacting a private theater in which he is both performer and audience.

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Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, thu, fri, sat, sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
tue, wed

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ESTABLISHED:
1971

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