Yang Fudong: In Conversation with Philippe Pirotte

When 20 Aug 2013
Where University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Theater
2575 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States

Yang Fudong. Mrs. Huang at M Last Night, 2006. Courtesy of the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/New York, and ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

In conjunction with Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993–2013, BAM/PFA presents two films by the artist/filmmaker as well as a range of works that have influenced him. We kick of the series with his first film, An Estranged Paradise, and are delighted to welcome Yang in person at the PFA Theater along with exhibition curator Philippe Pirotte. The remainder of the series will follow in September.

Tuesday, August 20 2013, 6pm
Yang Fudong and Philippe Pirotte in Conversation

Join artist Yang Fudong and BAM/PFA Adjunct Senior Curator Philippe Pirotte for a conversation focusing on the protagonists of Yang’s films: young Chinese who, like the artist, have grown up in the rapidly transforming society of the new China. What are the ideals and anxieties of this generation? How do they struggle to retain personal dignity in a society adjusting to constant change? How do “minor intellectuals” (Yang’s term) pursue spiritual freedom? 

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