Unspoiled Brats: Photographic Works from Zhang Yuan' s New Project
As another investigation of contemporary Chinese youth, leading Chinese film director, Zhang Yuan, will launch his new project made for UCCA with a portrait series of ten characters documented through film and photographs. Zhang Yuan is celebrated both abroad and locally for his keenly unique approach towards experimental film making. In this exhibit, Zhang Yuan auditioned youth, both Chinese and foreign, for 3 days at UCCA to find those who although live in a constrained reality, attempt to lead creative lives. His chosen subjects will take a series of photographs and Zhang Yuan will film their photographic process. Each film will be displayed alongside the photos taken by its subject. Zhang Yuan, like in his film Beijing Bastards, again rejuvenates our attention and perception of cultural vitality in contemporary Chinese society through this innovative collaboration between subject and director.