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  • Missed our China Up Close Symposium?

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    Posted on: 05/12/2014

    The China Up Close Symposium heralded the beginning of our next major exhibition, Yang Fudong: Filmscapes and the broader China Up Close program. With exclusive access to special guests for the season, the Symposium began the conversation about cultural and artistic relations between China and Australia that will be forefront in Melbourne over the summer. For those of you who couldn't make it, our fleet-of-fingers Miles Openshaw live-tweeted the highlights from the program.

    After a welcome from ACMI Director & CEO Tony Sweeney, our first esteemed guest speaker was Doryun Chong. The Chief Curator of Hong Kong's M+ spoke at length about his vision and philosophy for the new museum.

    The eponoymous artist behind Yang Fudong: Filmscapes, our China Up Close centrepiece, arrived after a short break for the Symposium, and he talked about his formative experiences with art historian and curator Dr Claire Roberts.

    Moving onto his work on display at ACMI, Yang Fudong expressed his hopes and goals behind his latest five-channel installation film The Coloured Sky: New Women II, featured in Yang Fudong: Filmscapes, which you can see in Gallery 1.

    China Up Close runs through until March 2015. Check here for all the films, workshops and events at ACMI.

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