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He Xiangyu's The Swim - Premiere Australian Screenings
Fri. 26 May 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEST
4A Center for Contemporary Asian Art is pleased to announce the Australian premiere of He Xiangyu’s latest film, THE SWIM.
THE SWIM is an art film with documentary characteristics. The artist returned to his hometown in Kuandian for three times – a poor county located by Yalu River on the China-North Korea border. Through interviewing and filming 6 veterans participating in the Korean War and 6 defectors fleeing from North Korean as well as their families, the film unveils the cruel reality hidden behind the beautiful scenery and presents the utopian fantasy projected on individuals.
This will be only the second international screening of this work (after an international premiere at the Guggenheim (US) in February 2017).
He Xiangyu is a leading contemporary artist based between Beijing and Berlin who first garnered attention for his large-scale works, such as The Coca Cola Project and Tank Project. Xiangyu is represented by White Cube and his work is in the collections of:Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA; Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland; Pinault Collection, France; White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia; Domus Collection, USA; Boros Collection, Berlin, Germany; Long Museum, Shanghai, China; Mercator Foundation, Essen, Germany; Artron Art Museum, Shenzhen, China; M WOODS Museum, Beijing, China; Sishang Museum, Beijing, China.
96 min (excl. end credits) | Mandarin, Chinese regional dialect, Korean dialect with English subtitles
While these screenings are free, we reccomend you make a donation to 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.