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Beijing 798 : The Chinese Avant-Garde / Nour Productions.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©2008.
Description1 streaming video file (92 min.) : sound, color
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Variant title Chinese Avant-Garde
Contents Avant-garde and Society (2:32) -- Factory and Avant-garde (14:14) -- Censorship and Resistance (14:39) -- Power and Money (25:01) -- Art and Commerce (17:03) -- Tradition and Change (16:19) -- Credits: Beijing 798: The Chinese Avant-garde (2:30)
Abstract Revamped during the 1950s, the former ordnance plant now known as Factory 798 has become China's hub of contemporary art. This program profiles Chinese painters and sculptors who work at 798 and have helped turn Beijing into one of the world's artistic capitals. Interviewees include painter Yang Shaobin, sculptor Wang Shugang, and photography duo Rong Rong and Inri, as well as critics and gallery owners who underscore the creative freedom that emerged following the end of the Cultural Revolution. A wealth of archival material is featured, including footage from the Fang Lijun exhibition in Changsha, China, as well as background information on the DIAF festival that saved the complex from demolition.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 15, 2011.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 10 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Nour Productions, 2008.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number41364 Films Media Group

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