The Wave: New Experimental Films from China

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | February 1, 2007

Thursday, February 1, 2007, 6pm

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Little more than a decade-and-a-half old, Chinese media art is vigorously energizing the country’s rich aesthetic traditions, ushering in new forms of art-making to express China’s rapid social, economic, and political changes. Curated by Li Zhenhua, this program surveys the field with works from Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, including 1201 (2002, Wang Ning); Backyard-Hey! Sun is Rising (2001, Yang Fudong); Beautiful Cloud (2001, Zhou Xiaohu); Burners (2003, Cao Fei); Jerk Don’t Say Fuck (2000, Zhao Liang); News Dance (2002, 8GG); Summer of 1969 (2002, Cao Kai); Sing with Me (2004, Zheng Yunhan); San Yuan Li (2003, Ou Ning and Cao Fei). In Mandarin with English subtitles. 1997-2004, various directors, China, ca. 90 min, various formats.

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