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2014.05.15 Thu - 2014.05.18 Sun
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Thursday, May 23, 12 pm to 7 pm
Friday, May 24, 12 pm to 7 pm
Saturday, May 25, 12 pm to 7 pm
Sunday, May 26, 12 pm to 5 pm
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Full Program for Film Sector in Art Basel Hong Kong 2014
[Press Release]

This May, Art Basel is launching a sector dedicated to films by and about artists at its show in Hong Kong. From May 15 to May 17, 49 works by 41 artists, represented by 30 galleries, will be screened at the agnès b. CINEMA at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Curated by Beijing and Zurich based curator, multi-media artist and producer Li Zhenhua, highlights of the program include works by international artists such as Takashi Ishida, Dinh Q. Lê, and Hong Kong artists, Kwan Sheung Chi and Christopher Doyle.

Li Zhenhua’s selection for the Hong Kong show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, explores six diverse themes. ‘Urban Life’ looks at how urban civilization impacts on daily life through often bizarre behaviors, witticism, and humor. ‘Beautiful Visuals’ focuses on visual perception and the mixing of sound and video. ‘Animation’ traces the discovery, techniques and practice of this genre, while ‘Action’ looks at the trinity between activity, performance, and video. ‘Performance’ is oriented towards the dramatization of actions, events and performances, while ‘Fiction Mix’ looks at story telling at the core of any visual presentation.

Salon, Art Basel’s afternoon talks program will see Kwan Sheung Chi and Chim↑Pom in conversation with Li Zhenhua on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 5pm.

For the full program list of Film, please visit: artbasel.com/hongkong/film.


Kwan Sheung Chi, “doing it with Mrs Kwan… making Pepper Spray,” 2012
Courtesy of Gallery EXIT and the Artist

Takashi Ishida, “Burning Chair,“ 2013
Courtesy of Taka Ishii Galery, Tokyo, Photo: Kenji Takahashi

Dinh Q. Lê, South China Sea Pishkun, 2009
Courtesy the artist and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery

Chen Zhou, “Spanking The Maid II,” 2012
Courtesy of Arthub Asia and Aike-Dellarco

About Li Zhenhua
Li Zhenhua has been active in the artistic field since 1996, his practice mainly concerning curation, art creation and project management. Since 2010 he has been nominator for the Summer Academy at the Zentrum Paul Klee Bern (Switzerland), as well as for The Prix Pictet (Switzerland). He is a member of the international advisory board for the exhibition ‘Digital Revolution’ to be held at the Barbican Centre in the UK in 2014. Li Zhenhua has edited several artists’ publications, including ‘Yan Lei: What I Like to Do’ (Documenta, 2012), ‘Hu Jieming: One Hundred Years in One Minute’ (2010), ‘Feng Mengbo: Journey to the West’ (2010), and ‘Yang Fudong: Dawn Mist, Separation Faith’ (2009). A collection of his art reviews has been published under the title ‘Text’ in 2013.