November 5- December 30
Since the late 1980’s Yang Shu has exhibited extensively throughout China - Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong - and internationally - Amsterdam, New York, Sydney. In addition to his individual artistic success, Shu is a professor at the renowned Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and leads an independent artist-run space, Organhaus, which supports multi-media and installation artists.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6: FRIDAY NIGHT FILM SERIES [WEEK 1]
Ying Liang’s filmmaking examines multiple facets of society with a deceptively direct film making style “that has few parallels in modern cinema.” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker) “One hell of a beautiful film… Endlessly haunting… with serene, even joyous consciousness that is the opposite of despair.” –Variety
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6: FRIDAY NIGHT FILM SERIES [WEEK 2]
“Suspenseful, moving yet ruthlessly unsentimental.” – Jason Anderson, Eye Weekly“
When an impoverished country couple adopts a crippled young girl and puts her to work begging on city streets, a battle soon ensues over her fate.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27: FRIDAY NIGHT FILM SERIES [WEEK 3]
Armed with video cameras, twelve artists present a highly stylized portrait of SAN YUAN LI, a traditional village besieged by China’s urban sprawl.
Friday November 20: FRIDAY NIGHT FILM SERIES [WEEK 4]
Directed by Cui Zi’en, China’s leading queer theorist, activist and scholar, the documentary includes rarely seen footage of the first ever appearance of gays and lesbians on State television.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 4: FRIDAY NIGHT FILM SERIES [WEEK 5]
USING probes a dark, cruel reality of contemporary Chinese society that has rarely been seen by any audience.