Chineseness: Zhang Huan
(2014 / Singapore / Dir. Charlene Shih / 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 the past decade, the world has witnessed China’s spectacular economic growth. But subtle changes beneath the surface are also taking place. Contemporary artist Zhang Huan represents the undercurrent. We explore how he uses art as a medium to convey the country’s journey towards modernization and as a tool to liberate the human soul. From his world famous performance art to astonishing incense ash paintings and sculptures, Zhang Huan’s works transcend borders and are no longer just “art”. He takes an unconventional approach to ancient Chinese traditions like Confucianism in order to reinvent the future of China.
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