MFA Lecture Series | Kenneth Tam - New England College
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MFA Lecture Series | Kenneth Tam

May 26, 2022 - May 26, 2022
Visiting artist Kenneth Tam

May 26, 8pm ET
Zoom link: https://nec.zoom.us/j/93612237126

Kenneth Tam works in video, sculpture, installation, and photography, and makes work about the performance of masculinity, physical intimacy, and private ritual. Tam’s work reimagines spaces and social customs for male bodies in order to reveal vulnerable moments that can exist among men. Drawing inspiration from US history, and centuries of discriminatory practices and representation of the Asian male in media and cinema, Tam reflects upon the entangled histories of Westward expansion and immigration in the U.S. by working collaboratively with contemporary subjects of the Asian Diaspora. Tam is a Lecturer at Princeton University, faculty at Bard’s MFA program, and was recently a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard University.

He lives and works in Queens, NY.