Tosh Basco, Untitled grief (in two parts), 2021 (Istituto Svizzero,
Rome, December 16, 2021); photo: Wu Tsang; courtesy the artist

Tosh Basco: Untitled b-side

Related Exhibition New Work: Wu Tsang Presents Moved by the Motion

Thursday, Mar 17, 2022

6–6:30 p.m.

Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box, Floor 4

Free with museum admission.
Entry to this event is on a first come, first served basis.

Witness a new movement-based performance by artist Tosh Basco, member of the interdisciplinary collective Moved by the Motion. In Untitled b-side, Basco responds to the current exhibition New Work: Wu Tsang Presents Moved by the Motion, an experiential sound installation led by artist Wu Tsang.

Part of Basco’s ongoing Untitled series, Untitled b-side is rooted in improvisation and invitation. This series extends from the lineage of lip-sync where movement derives meaning from music and sound, lyrics and language, and notions of world are built and broken by performance.

About the artist

Tosh Basco was born in California and rose to prominence in the drag scene in San Francisco in the 2010s. Well known for her movement-based performances under the name boychild, Basco’s photography and drawing accompany the performance practice. Viewed as a whole, Basco’s work attempts to enfold language, becoming, and representation together in spaces where they are presumed to exist as discrete entities. She is co-founder of the collaborative entity Moved by the Motion with Wu Tsang, and collaboration remains a vital aspect of her work. Basco’s work has been presented at the Venice Biennale; the Sydney Biennial; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MOCA, Los Angeles; and ICA London, among other institutions.