Shirin Neshat, Untitled, from Dreamers series, 2016; Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels
SHIRIN NESHAT, ROJA
(USA 2016, HD, 15’20’’, ENGLISH)
Nightmarish black-and-white film about the dilemma of a young woman torn between a foreign – in this case, western – culture, and her own culture – embodied by her mother. She experiences aggression and rejection from both.
Born in 1957 in Qazvin, Iran, lives in New York. She first became known from her photo series Women of Allah and video installations such as Turbulent (1998) or Rapture (1999). She has won numerous prizes and had many solo exhibitions, e.g. at the Museo Correr, Venice (May 2017); Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York 2016; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington 2015. Participation in the documenta 11 (2002).
Selected films: Illusion and Mirrors (2013, KdK 2015), Women without Men (2009, Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival)
Cheng Ran, In Course of the Miraculous, 2016, 197’. Courtesy of the artist, K11 Art Foundation, Erlenmeyer Foundation and Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne
CHENG RAN, IN COURSE OF THE MIRACULOUS
(CHN 2016, HD, 197’, ENGLISH-CHINESE)
Cast: Guan Zeqiang, Winston Youri Matthijs, Lin Tiejing
What happened to the British mountaineer George Mallory, whose trace was lost forever on Mount Everest in 1924? What happened to the Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader, who disappeared on an Atlantic crossing he undertook in 1975 as part of the performance In Search of the Miraculous? And why did only a third of the original crew of the Chinese fishing trawler Lu Rong Yu 2682 return in 2011? In a hypnotic narrative inspired by fables and mythic literature, with long shots and fascinating images, Cheng Ran weaves together three true stories of disappearance. He dares the paradoxical and cinematic attempt to explain the inexplicable and unimaginable essence of these fates.
Born in 1981, Cheng Ran currently lives in Hangzhou. The graduate of China Academy of Art Hangzhou and former assistant to Yang Fudong is one of the most significant Chinese new media artists. Exhibtions since 2012 at New Museum, New York; K11 Art Foundation, Hongkong; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai et al. Participation in numerous film festivals and biennales, such as the 14th Istanbul Biennal and the 5th Auckland Triennale.
Selected films: Before falling asleep (2013), Lostalghia (2012, KdK 2013)
Mod.: Matthias Mühling, Director, Lenbachhaus, Munich
back 2017-04-20 19:30