Featuring: Ju Anqi, Tian Xiaolei; moderated by Ellen Larson
Location: The Bookworm
Event Code: BW26A
Ellen Larson, editor of opengroundblog.com, will lead a discussion with emerging Beijing-based artists. Together they will discuss current happenings within Beijing’s vibrant, diverse, and rapidly evolving contemporary art world, introducing viewers to innovative and exciting new trends. Members of the panel will discuss the intersection between their work and contemporary Chinese society, taking inspiration from everyday life experiences, memory, tradition, and the increasingly significant role of technology. The dialogue will introduce how artists incorporate new media into their creative process, focusing on work that expands the boundaries of traditional and innovative media using social spaces to explore culture, identity, and contemporary society. Ju Anqi is a filmmaker whose There’s a Strong Wind in Beijing was nominated at the Berlin Film Festival as a milestone in experimental Chinese film, while Tian Xiaolei is a digital artist whose video shorts and animations have received accolades from the Odense International Film Festival and Berlin Interfilm International Short Film Festival.
This event will be in Chinese with English interpretation.