Yoshua Okón video installations are built on improvisational narratives created by the artist and his collaborators, mostly non-actors willing to participate in a game of social chance that may easily spiral out of control.
Katya Bonnenfant, who works under the artistic moniker the old boys’ club, approaches various subjects — including ideas around desire and judgment — with humor, whimsy and lightness of mood, even if the subjects themselves reject this levity. La Destitution de la jeune fille is composed of original wallpaper, wooden sculptures, and projected
animations depicting warring cartoon-like characters in masks with origins in various cultures.
By Jean–Marc Abela And Mark Patrick Mcguire
There is a unique school of Japanese asceticism called shugendo, the Way of Acquiring Power, a blend of Shinto, Daoism and Buddhism. Followers practice arduous rituals in mountain wildernesses and are deeply committed to protecting the natural environment. The film is a poetic and intimate journey into a rarely seen world between the developed and the wild, between the present and the infinite. (2009, 91 min, digital video) Filmmakers in person
Cao Fei, one of the most celebrated artists to emerge from China over the past ten years, has been presenting telling, biting, and humorous tales that chronicle the trials and tribulations of China's new middle class.