Whole Grain: Four Films by Tenzin Phuntsog

A figure with long black hair looks toward the ground and stands holding a knife in their right hand in a field
Still image from A Singing Blade by Tenzin Phuntsog (2014, 15 min., video), courtesy of the artist and Microscope Gallery, New York

Join us Monday, October 16, at 6 pm, for a Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video screening of four films by Tenzin Phuntsog, whose work is on view in Forms of Awakening: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection of Himalayan Art. Watch his film work in advance of his Dunkerley Dialogue on Thursday, October 19.

The program includes:
A Singing Blade (US, 2014, 15 min., digital)
Film Poem II (US, 2013, 10 min., Super 8mm Kodachrome film scanned to digital)
Four Rivers (US, 2010, 67 min., digital)
Hugs (US, 2023, 3 min., digital)

About Tenzin Phuntsog

Tenzin Phuntsog is a Tibetan-American artist living and working between San Francisco and New York and working with film, installation, multi-media, and performance. His works have previously exhibited and screened at The Rubin Museum, New York; Anthology Film Archives, New York; The Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Galerie Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil; Video Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil; among others. Recent Fellowships and residencies include a Marble House residency (2022), NARS Residency (2021), and a Flaherty Fellowship (2019). Tenzin Phuntsog received a BA in Media Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in New York.

About Whole Grain

The Tang Teaching Museum’s Whole Grain series explores classic and contemporary work in experimental film and video. Whole Grain is programmed by Assistant Director for Engagement Tom Yoshikami. All events are free and open to the public.

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