【Exhibition Plus·Screening】RAM x SFM Special Screening:The Pampered Wife
Aug 14, 2015 Friday 19:30 - 21:00
1F Art Movie Hall, Shanghai Film Museum(SFM) (Shanghai 595 Caoxibei Rd,Xuhui District, Shanghai)
In the 1990s, artist Chen Zhen came back to Paris from Shanghai to see a new development of a real estate advertisement in the subway car. It read: "Chen Zhen: Without going to New York and Paris, life could be internationalized." This slogan touched the artist who recently returned from Paris in regards to his mixed feelings towards the rapid urbanization and rising presence of consumerism in Shanghai. Inspired, he launched a series of studies and surveys, and in turn he created a large number of stunning works. From May 30, 2015 to October 7, 2015,the Shanghai Rockbund Art Museum will open a Chen Zhen one-person exhibition and focus on the artist’s most representative creations within this theme of internationalism, once again bringing us into the artist’s observation and reflection toward the city and the future. Furthermore, despite two decades having passed, it is clear that the artist’s reflections and speculations still have profound practical significance today.
In attempt to revisit the climatic period of the 1990s where Shanghai acted as a representative of Chinese cities regarding consumerism and globalization, Rockbund Art Museum is partnering with Shanghai Film Museum to promote "Chen Zhen: Without going to New York and Paris, life could be internationalized "as its main theme of special screenings from July to September of 2015. Through seven classic movies, this screening event will look back at the dramatic period of sudden economic and cultural change in Shanghai, experiencing the imaginative power of the now opened and reformed Chinese society towards the future and the world.... Read More
2015.07.25 Saturday 16:30-18:00 Romance on Lushan Mountain
2015.07.25 Saturday 19:30-21:03 The Proud of Mei Long Town
2015.08.14 Friday 19:30-21:00 The Pampered Wife
2015.08.15 Saturday 16:30-18:05 Mr.Wang's Burning Desire
2015.08.15 Saturday 19:30-21:10 Kidnapping Karajan
2015.09.05 Saturday 16:30-17:55 Dead coral island
2015.09.05 Saturday 19:30-21:13 Those Left Behind
The Pampered Wife (1995)
Director: Shujun Shi
Actors: Jue Zhou/ Li Cao
Duration: 90 minutes
This film is considered as famous movie actress Xun Zhou’s early work.
At the beginning of the movie, from the scenes of multiple overpasses, a unique narrative style that mocks city life is created: "This is a lovely city where residents can be divided into two categories; one is to be a hero who is capable of outstanding achievement and the other is to be a guy who only enjoy the pleasures of life." The movie itself depicts a scene of booming consumerism in Shanghai: a grand house after marriage, garden villa, Eden-like flower shop, the chase for the latest international fashion trends, silver-colored headgear were all desires. Furthermore, all these were considered as the greatest manifestation of consumerism fashion in China in the year of 1995.
RSVP is required.
One RAM ticket can watch 2 movies.
Free for RAM Member, RAM Family Member and SFM Member.