Complex Formation: Screening and Conversation

Video Screening and Talk | Fri | Mar 22 | 4:15 pm

Complex Formation: Screening + Conversation is a program that accompanies the exhibition Parallel Journeys at SITE Sharp. It will take place at the LeRoy Neiman Center at 4pm on March 22, Friday. Following a screening of Guanyu Xu’s Complex Formation, Professor Jennifer Dorothy Lee from the Department of Art History and Jacob Zhicheng Zhang (MA Art History '19) will join the artist for a conversation about the video work, which confronts issues related to family, migration, and international relations between the US and China.

In Parallel Journeys, Guanyu Xu (MFA, 2019) interweaves three projects, made over the last four years, charting his solo journeys in the U.S., as well as his journeys with his mother in both the U.S. and Europe. Using photography and video to connect his personal narratives with transnational politics, his work examines the intersectional experiences of race, sexuality, and citizenship in the U.S. and conservative familial relationships in China.