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This talk will consider the work of queer San Francisco artist and fashion designer Kaisik Wong (1950-1990). A polymath known for his meticulously constructed garments, Wong blurred the line between performance, haute couture, and fine art. Professor Marci Kwon will provide an overview of Wong’s artistic trajectory, beginning with his early training in San Francisco, Chinatown, extending through his short-lived fashion line Muuntux and Pitash Rhok, and concluding with his collaborations with photographer Steven Arnold, artist Salvador Dalí, and singer Betty Davis. Throughout, she explores Wong’s engagement with theosophy, mysticism, and Surrealism, and the counterculture.
Marci Kwon is Assistant Professor of Art and Art History.