Wang Bing – Guided tour

03.02.2022

Thursday 03 February 2022 at 12:30 p.m.

Guided tour included with the entrance fee

 

 

Speaker :

 

Claus Gunti

Project Coordinator & Communication of the Centre de la photographie Genève

Art historian

The Centre de la photographie Genève is pleased to offer you a second guided tour of the exhibition Wang Bing - The Walking Eye in the company of Claus Gunti, project coordination and communication manager of the Centre de la photographie Genève and Art historian.

This guided tour, exclusively in French, will take place on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. at the Centre de la photographie Genève.


Artist file

Wang Bing * 1967 in Xi'an, Shaanxi, People's Republic of China, lives in Beijing, People's Republic of China

Wang Bing was born in 1967 in Xi’an, China. After studying photography at the Lu Xun School of Fine Arts and then at the Beijing Film Academy (BFA), he worked in television for a while before starting his career as a freelance filmmaker. He reveals himself to the public with WEST OF THE TRACKS (1999-2003), a 9-hour trilogy that traces the decline of a vast dormant industrial site located near Shenyang in the northeast. east of China. The film has received numerous awards and disti [...]

Wang Bing was born in 1967 in Xi’an, China. After studying photography at the Lu Xun School of Fine Arts and then at the Beijing Film Academy (BFA), he worked in television for a while before starting his career as a freelance filmmaker. He reveals himself to the public with WEST OF THE TRACKS (1999-2003), a 9-hour trilogy that traces the decline of a vast dormant industrial site located near Shenyang in the northeast. east of China. The film has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Grand Prize of the International Documentary Film Festival in Marseille, the Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in Japan and the Grand Prize of the Lisbon International Documentary Film Festival. This first work establishes Wang Bing as a prominent figure in contemporary Chinese cinema.

He then directed numerous documentary films such as FENGMING, A CHINESE MEMOIR (2007), THREE SISTERS (2012), ‘TIL MADNESS DO US PART (2013), TA’ANG (2016), BITTER MONEY (2016), and DEAD SOULS (2018), as well as a fiction, JIABIANGOU (2010). These films are all presented at international festivals, in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, or Locarno, where he won the Golden Leopard in 2017 for his film MRS. FANG. At the same time, Wang Bing engages in the creation of video installations such as MAN WITH NO NAME (2009), CRUDE OIL (2008), 15 HOURS (2017), BEAUTY LIVES IN FREEDOM (2019).

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