Serious Farce

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Date: 1998

Region: North America

Subject: Explicit Sexuality, Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Performance Art Film Video Design


Artist: Chang Wan Wee

Confronting Bodies: Concordia University, The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery

Date of Action: Summer 1998

Location: Montreal

Description of Artwork: Summer 1998 Chang Wan Wee advertised a non existent exhibition called Serious Farce in Montreal.

The Incident: Concordia University and The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery threatened legal action against the artist.

Results of Incident: The university requred a series of letters of apology to be sent.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=numcbsQh_qQ

Source: Valerio Marques, collaboration. http://youtube.com/watch?v=numcbsQh_qQ