Oct 29: SPECIAL VIDEO SCREENING AND CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST SUN XUN
MOVING PERSPECTIVES: VIDEO ART FROM ASIA SPECIAL VIDEO SCREENING AND CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST SUN XUN
SUN XUN: FROM PAINTING TO ANIMATION Thursday, October 29. 7:00 PM Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art
Artist and filmmaker Sun Xun (b. 1980, Fuxin, China), whose videos are currently on view in "Moving Perspectives" at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, will screen several of his recent video works and discuss his creative process. A graduate in printmaking at the Hangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Xun has gained considerable recognition for his drawings and complex animations. Composing hundreds of paintings and drawings on old newspapers, canvas, or entire blank walls, he then films his hand-drawn images to create densely layered works that evoke China's turbulent past. Clocks, magicians, words, insects and bleak industrial landscapes become characters flickering across the screen in dark allegories on the nature of historical consciousness and the passage of time.
The screening and presentation will be followed by a conversation with Carol Huh, curator for contemporary Asian art at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. A translator will be present.
No tickets required: seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m.
Click here to learn more about the Contemporary Asian Art Program at the Freer and Sackler Galleries.