Wang Tuo, born in 1984 in Changchun, lives in Peking.
In his performances, installations and films he combines interview, reality show and absurd theater.
Recent solo shows (2020): Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Peking; Present Company, New York (2019); Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong; Beijing Contemporary, Peking (2018); White Space, Peking; Salt Project, Peking (2017).
Selected group exhibitions: Today Art Museum, Peking; Long March Space, Peking; Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden; Owen Art Gallery at Gould Academy, Maine (2019); OCAT, Shanghai; Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf; Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong; OCAT, Shenzhen (2018).
Kino der Kunst 2020
CHN 2017, 35MM, 18’35’’, CHINESISCH/CHINESE
Which psychological tricks work in a job interview? The answers are par- ticularly interesting when revealed by an officer from the “Commission for Disciplinary Inspection,” along with the methods he uses during inter- rogations. This highly political narrative thread is contrasted with a story inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s film Persona (1966), in which an actress who refuses to speak is urged to do so by a nurse. Film stills and photographs overlap in a collage of inspection and therapeutic intervention superimposed by the voice-over of the protagonist.