Wang Tuo: Empty-handed into History
UCCA Center for Contemporary Art
798, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Street,
Beijing, People's Republic Of China
Jun 06, 2021 To Sep 05, 2021
Detail: Wang Tuo’s works grow from an array of filmmaking strategies and methodologies: spatiotemporal and narrative overlap, inventive restructuring of historical texts, and a gloomy, calm visual language. In his first institutional solo exhibition, UCCA presents a systematic overview of his work, including the premiere of “The Northeast Tetralogy,” a major series produced over the past four years. “The Northeast Tetralogy” stems from the artist’s in-depth field research into the history and practice of shamanistic rituals, reflecting on the history of Northeast Asia and the rupture of modernization as it played out in the region.