Wu Tsang’s award-winning films combine documentary and narrative techniques with fantastical detours and explore hidden histories, marginalized narratives, and the act of performing itself. Her works often evoke theatrical settings in specific locations, such as historic queer nightclubs, time-traveling ships in the South China sea, and mythical journeys through of the Greek island of Lesbos. Tsang re-imagines racialized and gendered representations to encompass the multiple and shifting perspectives through which we experience the social realm.
For her first exhibition in France, Wu Tsang has transformed Lafayette Anticipations into a hybrid space that summons the worlds of the night and the sacred. Through this metamorphosis, the visitor is immersed in a mysterious atmosphere where recent and earlier works by the American artist are brought together. Like so many reflections on the values carried by our culture, Wu Tsang takes up the themes of perspectives and points of view, of power relationships and solidarity, to revitalise the way we look at individuals and the way society works. For her exhibition, the artist has created an experience which draws on music, dance, architecture, theatre, and performance to celebrate the metamorphosis and fluidity of being.