You are here

The Screening Room: Wang Tuo, The Northeast Tetralogy





Exhibition Type:

How many artists: 

How many exhibition works:

Friday, 14 April 2023 to Saturday, 12 August 2023
Thursday, 13 April 2023 - 6:00pm

Wang Tuo, The Northeast Tetralogy (2018-2022) unearths suppressed histories such as the May 4th Movement (1919) and the Jeju Uprising (1948–1949) interweaving them with current-day events, and an imagined near future. Wang Tuo takes the Northeastern region of China’s modern history and its contentious geopolitical position as an entry point and puts forth the notion of “pan-shamanism.” The artist proposes the collective unconscious as a catalyst for shared belief or power, and its potential as a medium to connect histories through time and space. The Northeast Tetralogy transcends the otherworldly and the profane, fact and fiction, and past and present to probe how we recover and reflect on cultural and political history. Spanning four years of research,  the tetralogy marks a major milestone in Wang Tuo’s practice.

The growing KADIST collection currently holds over 450 videos by over 400 artists. KADIST San Francisco’s new screening room and annual programming aim to provide a dedicated space to profile the diversity of video art and its form by featuring video works from the KADIST collection.

Wang Tuo, The Northeast Tetralogy screening schedule

Smoke & Fire (2018), 31:18 mins
April 14–May 13

Distorting Worlds (2019), 24:38 mins
May 17–June 10

Tungus (2021), 1:09:27 mins
June 14–July 15
Tungus will begin at 12:30 pm, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm

Wailing Requiem (2021), 28:01 mins
July 19–August 12

An additional work, The Interrogation (2017) will feature on Kadist.Tv, a media portal that draws from KADIST’s international collection of artworks with over 100 KADIST-produced artist interviews, curated playlists, and artist spotlights.


Artist ( Description ): 

Wang Tuo (b. 1984, Changchun. Lives and works in Beijing) interweaves disparate realities from archives, modern history, myth, and literature through film, performance, painting, and drawing to examine modern Chinese history.

+1 415 738 8668
Venue ( Address ): 

KADIST San Francisco
3295 20th Street
CA 94110

Other events from KADIST

The Screening Room: Wang Tuo, The Northeast Tetralogy
04/14/2023 to 08/12/2023
From the KADIST collection: Be here, or even better, be nowhere
04/14/2023 to 08/12/2023
Here We Live
02/13/2019 to 07/27/2019



Related Shows This Week

Bonnie Maygarden: Rainbow's Bend
05/29/2024 to 07/13/2024
Worlds World Worlds
04/11/2024 to 08/03/2024
Ádám Varga: Mapping
05/21/2024 to 06/28/2024
Double Take
04/15/2024 to 07/15/2024
KARLA DIAZ: Mujer Valiente y Los Diablitos (Brave Woman and the Little Devils)
04/27/2024 to 06/08/2024
Systems of Reliance
05/16/2024 to 06/28/2024
Evgeniya Golik "Esoterica"
05/04/2024 to 06/30/2024
Linder's Work is in the Fine Art Auction, at the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
05/10/2024 to 06/02/2024