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Kenneth Tam: All of M
Media Arts Installation

Kenneth Tam: All of M

May 31–November 12, 2023

An image of a man on a white tuxedo on a green background

Kenneth Tam (American, born in 1982), All of M, 2019. Single-channel HD video, color, sound, 11 min 50 sec. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Robert and Pauline Sears Fund, 2023.53. All images courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, Mexico City.

Madeleine H. Russell Gallery (105)


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.

Upcoming/Past Programs

Film Screening - Kenneth Tam: Silent Spikes

Thursday, 11/9/23, 6pm | Cantor Auditorium

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.





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