With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


24 City / Er shi si cheng si
Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions
When: May 08, 2013–June 01, 2013
Where: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, NYC
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters

The Museum of Modern Art has announced Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions, an exhibition that features nearly 30 films made between 1988 and 2013. The films highlight the evolution of documentary practice in China over the past 25 years, revealing the growth and ever-increasing influence of nonfiction film and media as a mode of communication and expression in contemporary Chinese film and art.

China Villagers Documentary Project Zhongguo cunmin yinxiang jihua

Amid China's epochal transformations over the last two decades, new documentary aesthetics have emerged, as the cultural and societal challenges caused by China's transition to a free-market economy compelled professional and aspiring filmmakers alike to capture new realities on screen. The selections, encompassing a wide range of Chinese film and media, including independently made films, state-approved productions, amateur videos, and Web-based Conceptual art, provide a vivid look into a society in perpetual transformation. Chris Berry, co-editor of the foundational text, The New Chinese Documentary Movement: For the Public Record will be present to discuss the movement's impact and the aesthetic and moral questions it has raised for Chinese cinema.

Old Dog / Lao gou/Khyi rgan

The exhibition is organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, and Kevin B. Lee, independent curator and Vice President, Programming and Education, dGenerate Films.

Click here for more information and full screening schedule.