||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)
||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 note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 15, 2011.|
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|Interest grade level
||10 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Nour Productions, 2008.|
|Publisher number||41364 Films Media Group|