Event Details• San Francisco, California
May 18, 2019 - May 18, 2019
This lecture will consider the work of San Francisco artist and fashion designer Kaisik Wong (1950–1990). A polymath known for his meticulously constructed garments, Wong blurs the line between performance, fashion, and art. He also made clothes for Tina Turner, Ann Getty, Danielle Steele, Betty Davis, as well as the flight attendants for the short-lived Freelandia airline.
“Extravagant Appropriation” 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 and Salvador Dali. It will also explore Wong’s engagement with theosophy, mysticism, and Surrealism, and the counterculture.
Lecture: May 18, 2019 from 10 - 11am
Free for current members of the Textile Arts Council; $5 for students and members of FAMSF; $10 General Admission. Cash or checks only; tickets sold at doors to Koret auditorium only. Museum admission not required to attend this lecture.
de Young Museum - Koret Auditorium
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118