【Exhibition Plus·Screening】RAM x SFM Special Screening: Mr.Wang's Burning DesireAug 15, 2015 Saturday 16:30 - 18:05

  • Introduction

    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.

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  • Screening Schedule

    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

  • Movie Introduction

    Mr.Wang's Burning Desire  (1993)

    Director: Jianya Zhang

    Actors: Dongfu Lin/ Yu Zhang/ Menghi Qi/ Libo Zhou

    Duration: 95 minutes

    This film is based on Ye Qianyu’s comic book "Mr. Wang". Through telling the story of two cartoon characters Wang and Chen who rescue a distressed showgirl, the movie displays the lustrous and dazzling condition of 1930s Shanghai as well as the theme of the struggle between good and evil. Starting from 1990s, there have been a number of memorable movies of old Shanghai. This kind of recollection itself is a continuation of post-colonial thinking; it is “consumer attitude” of Shanghai culture. This is a new style of movie that brings the famous comic in Chinese art history to the screen, promoting the national culture, development, and innovation of Chinese comedy. Lastly, its not only a kind of re-creation of the comics which contains humorous culture but also an interesting point during the new era of the consumer recreation landscape.

  • Ticket info

    RSVP is required.
    One RAM ticket can watch 2 movies.
    Free for RAM Member, RAM Family Member and SFM Member.

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【Exhibition Plus·Screening】RAM x SFM Special Screening: Mr.Wang's Burning Desire

Aug 15, 2015 Saturday 16:30 - 18:05

1F Art Movie Hall, Shanghai Film Museum(SFM) (Shanghai 595 Caoxibei Rd,Xuhui District, Shanghai)

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