Chineseness: Xu Bing
(2014 / Singapore / Dir. Eunice Lau / 45 minutes/ English and Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles)
Registration at 2:15 pm
Screening at 2:30 pm
Close at 3:30 pm
The rise of China as an economic superpower has blazed the country through tremendous transformation within a few decades. The sprouting of gleaming skyscrapers among symbols of ancient China mirrors the facelifts its ancient culture is undergoing since Mao Zedong’s revolution. Born during the era of China’s early socialist reforms, Chinese artist Xu Bing embodies several of Mao’s ideologies in his body of works. He strives to make art accessible to the people by playfully and artfully upturning the Chinese script and aesthetics. The show explores the evolution of China’s culture through this modern zeitgeist who has deconstructed Chinese culture without losing the essence of its ancient wisdom.
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