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2015.12.23 Wed, by
Spring Workshop 2016 Program Announcement: Wu Tsang’s World Premiere of Duilian at Spring Workshop

Spring Workshop is delighted to present the world premiere of Duilian, a film installation that is the culmination of a decade-long research project by visual artist and filmmaker Wu Tsang. The multi-media exhibition centers around Duilian, a newly- commissioned film is loosely based on the life of Qiu Jin (秋瑾 1875–1907), a turn-of-the-century Chinese revolutionary poet, and her calligrapher friend Wu Zhiying (吳芝瑛, 1867-1936).

Duilian is the result of Wu Tsang’s two three-month residencies at Spring Workshop in 2015 at the invitation of Mimi Brown, Founder and Defne Ayas, Curator-at-large. The project is developed with Christina Li, Director of Spring Workshop.


Saturday, March 12, 2016
Exhibition opening event / performance Times to be announced*

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Art Basel Opening
12.00pm – 1:30pm*

Following two three-month residencies at Spring Workshop when Wu Tsang researched the life and writing of Chinese revolutionary feminist poet Qiu Jin (秋瑾 1875–1907), the Los Angeles-based multi-media artist and filmmaker will present a live event on the occasion of the premiere of her new film installation.

*Program dates and time are subject to change. Check our website www.springworkshop.org for updates.

Please RSVP at [email protected]listing the event title in the subject line.

Exhibition opening hours
March 12—May 15, 2016
Tuesday to Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Duilian by Wu Tsang

Duilian by Wu Tsang

Lost title by Wu Tsang

Lost title by Wu Tsang


Wu Tsang is a Los Angeles based artist, performer, and filmmaker. Her projects have been presented at the Tate Modern (London), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Migros Museum (Zurich), the Whitney Museum and the New Museum (New York), the MCA (Chicago), the Hammer Museum and MOCA (Los Angeles). In 2012 she participated in the Whitney Biennial, Liverpool Biennial,and Gwangju Biennial.Tsang’s first feature film WILDNESS (2012) premiered at MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight (New York) and won the Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Documentary at Outfest (Los Angeles), and her recent short film You’re dead to me premiered on PBS and won the 2014 Imagen Award for Best Short. She has received grants from Creative Capital, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Contemporary Art Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation, the Tiffany Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Frameline, and Art Matters.

Wu Tsang, photograph by Mia Haggi

Wu Tsang, photograph by Mia Haggi