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Shadow Days: Independent film from China
15 May 2017 until 27 May 2017
Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY
Cooper Gallery presents Shadow Days: Independent film from China, an exhibition of four films by award winning Chinese independent filmmaker Zhao Dayong at Centrespace. The exhibition, is Zhao Dayong’s UK debut and will feature his internationally celebrated works; The High Life (2010), Shadow Days (2013) and Street Life (2006) and is part of the city wide cultural festival, Ignite Dundee 2017.
Zhao Dayong is one of most distinctive voices in Chinese Independent Film today. Much of Zhao Dayong’s film has explored themes of existential anxiety and spiritual bankruptcy in the face of a China that is rapidly transforming – in which history, culture, meaning, and even love and family, are often destroyed in the pursuit of mirages of prosperity. Visually, Zhao’s works combine a strong artistic sensibility with an eye for the raw, revealing and poetic details.
The exhibition is curated by Cooper Gallery and hosted by Centrespace, Visual Research Centre on the lower level of Dundee Contemporary Arts.