Film Screening: Project 798 – New Art In New China
Screening at 19:00; Post-screening Q&A with director in Switzerland via Webex*
“The movie documents two historical events at their culmination: the "798" Art District and the revolution in Chinese art under an oppressive regime which gave birth to a new current of free thought…”
—Huang Rui, founder of "798"
Shot on location in Beijing’s unique art district, "798," Project 798—New Art In New China explores Chinese society and culture, as well as the different forms of artistic expression, ranging from oil painting to cutting-edge performance art, through the eyes of the artists themselves.
With the participation of China’s most acclaimed artists: Chen Wenbo, Feng Zhengjie, the Gao Brothers, He Yunchang, Hong Hao, Huang Rui, Li Songsong, Liu Xiaodong, Wang Qingsong, Yan Lei, Yu Hong, Zhang Xiaogang, Zhang Xiaotao, and others.
Lucius C. Kuert was born into the film industry and has worked in one role or another since he was a kid. In 2005 he started writing, producing and directing his own projects. He is currently working on a project in Hollywood with producer Rafael Primorac.
*Subject to director’s availability
Video: Watch the trailer for Project 798 – New Art In New China (2 min., 54 sec.):
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Asia Art Archive