“Around Chinese Animated Films”

Selection of Chinese animated films, curated by Odile Burluraux of the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

Ever since the Wan brothers’ first animated short film in 1926, animated films have undergone diverse phases of development. Although film production took off in 1949, at a time when the Communists promoted children’s movies and the famous Shanghai art studio (1950s-1960s), this boom in production and distribution came to a halt in 1966, when the Cultural Revolution deemed the films insufficiently politicized. A new Golden Age began in 1976 thanks to the ink-wash technique, but at the end of the 1980s, the privatization of the film sector and the rise of television led to the mass production of less sophisticated works created for a wider audience. This trend did nothing to help short-film makers. However, a new generation of artists, close to contemporary art, emerged in the 2010s.

The video selection will include works by a certain number of well-known artists, including Sun Xun, Chen Shaoxiang, Ye Linghan, Geng Xue, Lei Lei, Yang Yongliang, Liu Yi, Du Zhenjun, Wang Haiyang, and Hsu Che-Yu, as well as the works of young, up-and-coming artists.  


Saturday, October 20, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.