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M+ Screenings: Forty Years reveals history of Chinese contemporary arts

M+ West Kowloon Cultural District

11 Mar 201613 Mar 2016

Building on the success of the first M+ Screenings, M+, the museum for visual culture at the West Kowloon Cultural District, launches M+ Screenings: Forty Years this March, which is organised in conjunction with the exhibition M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art.

M+ Screenings: Forty Years will take place from 11 to 13 March at Broadway Cinematheque in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong. It will present works by seven renowned film makers and artists, including Michelangelo Antonioni’s Chung Kuo – Cina, Wen Pulin’s Seven Sins, Wang Xiaoshuai’s Frozen, Hu Jie’s Artists of Yuanmingyuan and Kan Xuan’s Art for Sale.”

The programme will open with Michelangelo Antonioni’s Chung Kuo – Cina (1973), which is a rare non- official visual record of China during the Cultural Revolution. It will be followed by Wen Pulin’s Seven Sins (1989-2009), a documentary on seven performances in the 1989 groundbreaking exhibition China/Avant- garde that changed the face of contemporary art in Beijing.

The works produced in the 1990s include the fictional films of Frozen (1996) by Wang Xiaoshuai and An Estranged Paradise (1997-2002) by Yang Fudong, as well as three documentaries featuring Chinese artists and exhibitions amid the rise of globalisation: Hu Jie’s Artists of Yuanmingyuan (1995), Kan Xuan’s Post-Sense Sensibility: Alien Bodies & Delusion (1999) and Art For Sale (1999). Representing the present, we have Tao Hui’s The Dusk of Teheran (2014), an artist video that transcends the concept of boundaries and time, in a nod to the heyday of Hong Kong’s pop music scene.

Highlighting the diverse nature of moving image, the year-long M+ Screenings will develop a number of upcoming screenings, each with a different theme that will keep its contents timely, relevant, and interesting for Hong Kong’s cinema-going public.

  • An Estranged Paradise (1997-2002) Yang Fudong Duration: 76 minutes Courtesy of Yang Fudong and ShanghART Gallery (Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore) An Estranged Paradise (1997-2002) Yang Fudong Duration: 76 minutes Courtesy of Yang Fudong and ShanghART Gallery (Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore)
  • The Dusk of Teheran (2014) Tao Hui Duration: 4 minutes Courtesy the artist and AIKE-DELLARCO The Dusk of Teheran (2014) Tao Hui Duration: 4 minutes Courtesy the artist and AIKE-DELLARCO

Special Events

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: Broadway Cinematheque
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Ticket

Chung Kuo – Cina (1973) by Michelangelo Antonioni

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: Broadway Cinematheque
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Ticket

Seven Sins: 7 Performances During 1989 China Avant- garde Art Exhibition (1989- 2009) by Wen Pulin

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: Broadway Cinematheque
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Ticket

Frozen (1996) by Wang Xiaoshuai

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: Broadway Cinematheque
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Ticket

An Estranged Paradise (1997-2002) by Yang Fudong

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: Broadway Cinematheque
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Ticket

Artists of Yuanmingyuan (1995) by Hu Jie
Post-Sense Sensibility: Alien Bodies & Delusion (1999) by Kan Xuan
Art for Sale (1999) by Kan Xuan
The Dusk of Teheran (2014) by Tao Hui

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