CHINA, THE EMPIRE OF ART?

CHINE, L'EMPIRE DE L'ART ?

By Emma TASSY, Sheng ZHIMIN

ARTLINE FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2009

Who are the contemporary Chinese artists? A journey into the twenty last years of a new cultural and yes financial revolution, from the xipi (hippie) days of the 80’s to the invasion of the world art market.

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Abu Dhabi FF 2010
Documentary Feature Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, CHINA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, MANDARIN
    • Duration
    • 56 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Emma TASSY, Sheng ZHIMIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Olivier MILLE
    • Synopsis
    • This documentary takes a hard look at the Chinese contemporary art scene. In the 20 years since the Tiananmen Square massacre, China has become one of the largest art markets in the world; yet the art remains stereotyped in the West as “exotic.” In frank interviews, photographers, painters and performance artists describe the paradox of creating honest work in the strange zone between totalitarianism and capitalism, address the nagging issue of identity politics and give insight into their sardonic, grand and often disturbing work.
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