Part of Literature Sept-Dec 12Wednesday 19 September 2012
This talk considers the way visual artists document contemporary China through conceptual and performance art and asks film-makers to discuss their practice using the camera.
Novelist and film-maker Xiaolu Guo joins Katie Hill, director of OCCA, Office of Contemporary Chinese Art and lecturer in modern and contemporary Chinese art at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London and Mark Bartlett, a curator and the Associate Editor of 'Animation', an interdisciplinary journal.
How does the current political climate in China, where censorship is still widespread, affect the artistic decisions that are made? This event includes a discussion of Ai Wei Wei's work and a screening of Xiaolu Guo's film 'Once Upon a Time Proletarian'.
This talk complements the Hayward Gallery's latest exhibition 'Art of Change - New Perspectives from China'.