Chineseness: Li Chen
(2014 / Singapore / Dir. Kenny Png / 45 minutes/ English and Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles)
Registration at 3:45 pm
Screening at 4:00 pm
Close at 5:00 pm
In 1992, Li Chen’s statue “Water-Moon Avalokitesvara”— a Buddha sitting on a floating moon, forever changed the course of Chinese Buddhist sculpture. Taking cues from Eastern religion and philosophy, Li Chen created a rich body of work in a uniquely Chinese vocabulary that has appealed to a wider audience. Twenty years after his groundbreaking piece, Li Chen exhibits his new works in the hotbed of Western art—Paris. Will his work transcend the cultural boundaries while staying true to his Chinese heritage?
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