Critical Writing Index

Smash: Reflecting Sex: Video Clips 1976-2002

by Winston Xin

Art Star 3 Video Biennal, 2007

Ottawa: Galerie SAW Gallery, 2007

A concise overview of Winston Xin's curating of Paul Wong's thirty years of video art in Smash: Reflecting Sex (2002). Tired of the commodification of queer culture in recent years, Xin compiled an anti-Pride program incorporating Wong's old and new work on death, race, and sexuality that transcends identitarian definitions. Xin believes that the remixing of Wong's work serves to reach younger and new audiences not familiar with his video legacy, but also a chance to reclaim new meaning from older works.

ITEM 2007.132 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Born Under SurveillancePaul Wong

Body FluidPaul Wong

4Paul Wong

So Are YouPaul Wong

Confused sexual ViewsPaul Wong

ConfusedPaul Wong

ControversyPaul Wong

Support ModelingPaul Wong

Prime CutsPaul Wong

Blending Milk & Water: Sex in the New WorldPaul Wong

Ordinary Shadows/Chinese ShadePaul Wong

Wah-QPaul Wong

60 Unit BruisePaul Wong