Screenings & Talks in Hong Kong & China

— Aug and Oct, 2015 • Shanghai and Hong Kong
Image credit: Wong Ping – FRUITPUNCH – We Want More – MV

Image credit: Wong Ping – FRUITPUNCH – We Want More – MV

Screenings of British and Chinese programmes will be shown in venues in Hong Kong and China, alongside artist and curatorial talks, including:

  • 15 Aug 2015, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai
  • 16 Aug 2015, Ray Art Center, Shanghai
  • 10 Oct 2015, Connecting Spaces, Hong Kong
  • 22 Oct 2015, British Council, Hong Kong

Both Sides Now explores the political and social connections and differences between the UK and China & Hong Kong, by bringing together artworks that investigate nationhood, individuality and power. Both Sides Now responds to past and recent political and cultural events in both countries, including Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution and the Scottish Referendum. It explores the implications of wealth creation, capitalism and its proposed decline, and what they mean for the individual.

Artists in the UK programme include: David Blandy, Ben Rivers, Rachel Maclean, Marianna Simnett, Anita Delaney, Daniel Shanken, Benedict Drew and Lucy Clout.

Artists in the Chinese/Hong Kong programme include: Chole Cheuk, Choi Sai Ho, Chow Chun Fai, Birdy Chu, DDED, Silas Fong, Valery Grancher, Linda Lai, Jo Law, Law Yuk Mui, MAP Office, One Letter Horse, Joao Vasco Paiva, Ellen Pau, Angela Su, Kacey Wong, and Wong Ping.

Both Sides Now is curated and produced by videoclub (UK) and Videotage (Hong Kong). The aim is to open up dialogue between Chinese, Hong Kong and British film artists and audiences, working with artists’ moving image to reinterpret the experience of here and now for both cultures.

Supported by Arts Council England and Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Chronus Art Center

Screening of films by artists from UK.

Date and time: 15 August 2015, 2pm
Price: Free
Address: Bldg18, NO.50 Moganshan Rd, Shanghai
Web / contact / tickets: http://www.chronusartcenter.org/en / Tel: +86 21 52715789

Ray Art Center

Screening of films by artists from China and Hong Kong.

Date and time: 16 August 2015, 3pm
Price: Free
Address: Room 182, Block 5A, No. 128 Creative LOFT, HuaYuan Rd. Shanghai
Web / contact / tickets: http://www.rayartcenter.org / Tel: +86 21 5393 1060

Connecting Spaces

Screening of films by artists from China and Hong Kong.
Curatorial talk by Isaac Leung and Jamie Wyld.

Date and time: 10 October 2015, 3 – 6pm
Price: Free
Address: G/f, 18-20 Fort Street, Wah Kin Mansion, North Point, Hong Kong
Web / contact / tickets: http://www.connectingspaces.ch / Tel: +852 6331 2611

chi K11 art space (K11 Art Mall)

Curatorial talk by Isaac Leung and Jamie Wyld.

Date and time: 13 October 2015, 5 – 6pm
Price: Free
Address: B207, Chi K11 Art Space, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Web / contact / tickets: hk.k11.com

British Council, Hong Kong

Screening of films by artists from the UK.

Date and time: 22 October 2015, 3pm
Price: Free
Address: Rm 307, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island
Web / contact / tickets: http://www.britishcouncil.hk/en / Tel: +852 2913 5100
RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/SKK1CaoCOE