Join us for a special screening of Silent Spikes, a work in which artist Kenneth Tam uses movement, theatrical staging, and historical narrative to question existing ideas about the performance of masculinity, and the way those normative performances become mythologized in figures like the cowboy.
Kenneth Tam: All of M
May 31–November 12, 2023
Taking its inherent theatricality as a jumping off point, Kenneth Tam’s video All of M re-stages the high school prom—often understood as a rite of passage in the transition to adulthood—as a vehicle for examining the affective spaces created by men in groups and how men perform their identities in spaces of social ritual.
This exhibition is organized by the Cantor Arts Center. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Robert Mondavi Family Fund at the Cantor Arts Center.
The Cantor is open to the public, Wednesdays–Sundays 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. We’re always free. Advance registration is not required, but it helps us plan if we know who's coming.
The Cantor Arts Center is located at the intersection of Museum Way and Lomita Drive in the heart of the arts district on the Stanford campus. The Cantor faces the Bing Concert Hall across Palm Drive, northwest of The Oval and the Main Quad.