Richmond Art Gallery Association and Cinevolution Media Arts Society presents the BC premiere screening of Voices in the Clouds, an award-winning documentary of one man’s quest to understand his cultural heritage. Come join a guided tour of the gallery exhibitions by Wen-Li Chen and Xiaojing Yan, followed by the film screening and panel discussion.
Panel discussion to be moderated by Yun-Jou Chang, Vice President of Cinevolution Media Arts Society and featuring panelists, Gu Xiong, multidisciplinary artist from China, and Godfre Leung, Centre A Curator.
Free admission, everyone welcome to attend.
* Please note that this program will be presented in both Mandarin and English.
Schedule of events:
6:30 pm – Tour of RAG exhibitions in English and Mandarin
7:00 pm – Film Screening of Voices in the Clouds
8:00 pm – Film response and discussion
About the film:
82 mins | 2010 | Documentary
Voices in the Clouds is an intimate look at one man’s search for the spirit of his late mother through the discovery and exploration of his Indigenous roots. Through his journey the audience will become well-acquainted with and emotionally connected to the Indigenous people and cultures of Taiwan. ‘Voices’ celebrates the importance of family, and illustrates the personal richness and fulfillment that is born from being intimately connected to one’s ethnic heritage and culture.
顾雄 (Gu Xiong)
Gu Xiong (BFA, MFA, Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts) is a multidisciplinary artist from China who has lived in Canada since the late 1980s. Gu Xiong’s practice centers on the creation of a hybrid identity arising from the integration of different cultural origins. He has exhibited nationally and internationally including more than forty solo exhibitions and three public art commissions. He has participated in over one hundred prominent national and international group exhibitions including Beyond Image (Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China 2015), the 55 Venice Biennale Parallel Exhibition Voice of the Unseen, Chinese Independent Art 1979–Today (Venice, 2013) and Border Zones: New Art Across Cultures (Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, 2010). His work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the China National Museum of Fine Arts, and the Vancouver Art Gallery, among many other museums and private collections.
Curator, Centre A 藝術策展人
Godfre Leung is curator at Centre A. His criticism has recently appeared in Art in America, Canadian Art, and Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, among other magazines. He has also written for publications by institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, and most recently the exhibition catalogue Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Empty Forest, published by The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Ho Chi Minh City. His programming work includes Pausa: Barbara Held and Benton C Bainbridge at Kiehle Gallery and International Pop at the Walker, which traveled to the Dallas Art Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Yun-Jou Chang, Cinevolution Media Arts Society現任副總統
Yun-Jou Chang is currently Chair of the Board at Cinevolution, a grassroots organization at the intersection of arts, community and academia, committed to exploring migrant narratives and fostering intercultural dialogue through film and media arts. Since 2012, she has worked with a passionate team of artists, curators and community organizers to conceptualize, research, and develop a diverse range of artistic and community programs including: Your Kontinent: International Film and Media Arts Festival, DocuAsia Forum, Digital Carnival, You(th)+Me(dia) Day, Media Cafe, Underwater Chinatown, Art Talking Women, The Voice of the River, and Beyond Spectacle. Rooted in grassroots organizing, with a background in literature and social sciences, Yun-Jou is powerfully drawn to language, poetics, the stories that we tell, and how they inform our ability to connect with one another, form groups and build community.
晚上6:30 – 參加藝術館普通話和英語參觀展覽
晚上7點 – 電影放映眾族同聲
晚上8點 – 電影和展覽主題討論
眾族同聲 Voices in the Clouds
82 分鐘/mins | 2010 | 故事片 / Documentary
This event is held in partnership with Cinevolution Media Arts Society and Centre A, Vancouver International Centre of Contemporary Asian Art.
Program supported by: