Chinese Visual Festival is proud to present an ongoing programme of the most exciting and cutting edge art and moving image art from Chinese language speaking countries.
IN THE WIND
Chinese Visual Festival is proud to be collaborating with BFI London Film Festival this year on their Experimenta section. On Saturday 14th October, as part of the Surface Tensions session, we’re presenting the international premiere of Jiang Zhi’s stunning In the Wind – tickets on sale now.
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Dir Jiang Zhi.
From CVF Art Curator Hong Yu on Jiang Zhi
“The first time I visited Jiang Zhi at his studio was many years after I had left the China Art Academy. I visited him as a fellow alumnus of the Academy, and I went to look at his paintings, already being familiar with his video and photographic work.
As a contemporary art curator and art historian, what intrigued me the most was that when I visited Jiang Zhi’s studio for the second time, I noticed that he has a whole shelf full of books of ancient Chinese landscapes, a collection that must have cost him a fortune.
As someone who shares his interest in the visual legacy of Chinese culture, I have grown more and more curious about the multiplicity of Jiang Zhi’s works, which range from oil painting and photography to site-specific video installations.
His works are a charismatic mixture of different languages drawn from contemporary art practice, and also have a cinematic quality through their visual techniques and sound effects. It’s this which inspired me to come up with the idea of showcasing his video work in a cinema environment as artist films.
For me this kind of event has always been a tempting way to invite a broader audience to view works by artists from China in a cinema environment and to generate more conversations between contemporary art practice and film culture, in particular how both have profoundly altered our perspectives on making and understanding art”