Wu TsangLa gran mentira de la muerteMACBA, Barcelona

Wu Tsang, La gran mentira de la muerte (2024). Photo Bella Cutugno Argudo
Wu TsangLa gran mentira de la muerteMACBA, Barcelona20 Jul. 3 Nov. 2024

Parallel to the new rendition of the opera Carmen, Wu Tsang has created a new film installation co-produced with Hartwig Art Foundation. 

Filmed in Seville and featuring performers Rocío Molina with José 'El Oruco', Yinka Essi Graves, Tosh Basco, and bullfighter Vanessa Montoya, the film explores how the myth of Carmen intertwines with the performative worlds of flamenco and bullfighting. Both arenas evoke the spectacle of death and implicate the audience as participants. In the film installation, Tsang uses multi-channel spatialised sound to evoke elements of the horror genre, engaging in a dialogue that brings the ritual performance of death into conversation with cinema.

La gran mentira de la muerte is co-produced by Hartwig Art Foundation, TBA21, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and the National Gallery of Victoria. MACBA will premiere the film installation (20 July – 3 Nov. 2024).

Co-Produced by TBA21, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Hartwig Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Victoria/ In collaboration of MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona)/ Research and development commissioned by TBA21, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Generously supported by CAAC, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo and Excelentísimo Ayuntamiento de Guillena (Sevilla).

Hartwig Art Foundation previously co-commissioned Wu Tsang / Moved by the Motion's MOBY DICK; or, The Whale. We co-presented Italian premiere of MOBY DICK with TBA-21 and the Dutch premiere with Holland Festival 2022. In 2024 we co-produced the opera Carmen by Wu Tsang / Moved by the Motion and presented it in Amsterdam together with Holland Festival.