Speakers: Simon Leung, Fei Yanxia, Luan Zhichao
Curated by: Su Wei
In English, with Chinese translation
Partner / Venue: CACHE Space, No.11 Liaogezi, Qixing East Road, 798 Art District, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Beijing
FILM ABOUT A WOMAN WHO…
16 mm, sw/ b&w, Farbe/ color, 105 min,
Kanera/Camera: Babette Mangolte
Based on the theater play This is the story of a woman who…, feeling of anger, fear and desire permeate the entire film, which consists of diverse material: films, slides, photographs, andarchive materials. Off-camera, a male and a female voice narrate a couple’s increasing estrangement, their deceit and disappointment. The images however counteract the evocative power of these narratives: places and times change while the voices are interchangeable between differing people. In contrast to the theater play, attention in the film is focused on the woman and her situation, her relationship with her husband, and to other women.
Simon Leung was born in Hong Kong and lives in New York and Los Angeles. He is Professor of Art at the University of California, Irvine. His work has been presented at the Gwangju Biennale (2018), the Venice Biennale (2003), the Guangzhou Triennial (2008), the Generali Foundation (Vienna), Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), NGBK (Berlin), Sala Mendoza (Caracas), the Whitney Biennial (1993), the Museum of Modern Art, MOCA (LA), and the Hammer Museum. Leung’s projects include an opera set in Griffith Park; a live/video performance addressing AIDS in the figure of the glory hole; a trilogy on “the residual space of the Vietnam War”; an extended proposal of Duchamp’s oeuvre as a discourse in ethics; a meditation on the site/non-site dialectic by way of Edgar Allan Poe; context-specific works centering on the squatting body; “art workers’ theater” addressing the intersection of art and labor; and a twenty-plus year collaboration with the lateWarren Niesłuchowski.
Yanxia Fei, graduated from Zhejiang University and University of Bristol. She is a book editor based in Beijing.
Luan Zhichao, lives and works in Beijing. She has been involved in writing, translation and publishing work in contemperary art scene for years.
Su Wei is a curator and art critic based in Beijing. He is the Senior Curator of Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum. He participated in the 2012 Curatorial Intensive at Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York. In 2014, he was awarded first place at the first International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC). His curatorial projects include: 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale (OCAT Shenzhen, 2012) No References. A Revisit of Hong Kong Media and Video Art from 1985 (Videotage HK, 2016, Permanent Abstraction: Epiphanies of a Modern Form in Escaped Totalities (Red Brick Museum Beijing, 2016), Crescent: Retrospectives of Zhao Wenliang and Yang Yushu (Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum,2017), The Lonely Spirit (Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum,2018) etc. In 2015, he participated in the symposium Dislocations: Remapping Art Histories at Tate Modern, London. His recent work focuses on thick-description of China’s contemporary art history, excavating its legitimate origins and rupturing nature.