Xi'an Conversations

    • Date
      2014.11.13 19:00-21:00 
    • Guest
      Dong Bingfeng
    • Moderator
      Karen Smith
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Cinema of Exhibition: Film in Chinese Contemporary Art

How did film become a major form of expression in China's contemporary art? Or, how did film enter exhibitions as a theme and form of artwork? What is the relationship between film and contemporary art in China? What is the essential connection between these two seemingly separate forms of artistic languages and how did the key issues evolve historically? Does this suggest a possible new genre of Chinese film and indigenous form of art, and a symbiosis between the two?
 
These are questions that independent curator and scholar Dong Bingfeng initiates the subject of his talk. Since April 2013, Dong Bingfeng has been Artistic Director of OCAT Beijing, continuing his broad experience as critic and editor. In 2013, for his proposal "Cinema of Exhibition: Film in Chinese Contemporary Art", he received the CCAA Critic Award, presented by Swiss collector Uli Sigg. Furthering the meeting of film and contemporary art practices presented in the filmworks of Shezad Dawood, on display in his solo exhibition Anthropology of Chance at OCAT Xi'an, Dong Bingfeng draws on his research to discuss the nuances of this complex relationship.

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