Date and time: Saturday, May 21, 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006
Speaker: Joanne Wang
DREAMING AGAINST THE WORLD is a documentary portrait of Mu Xin (1927-2011), one of the most original and overlooked Chinese artists and authors of the past century. Born in Wuzhen, near Shanghai, China, into a wealthy aristocratic family, Mu Xin was among those in the last generation to receive a classical education in the literati tradition, while at the same time he was also exposed through voluminous reading to the highest achievements of Western art and culture at a very young age. A selection of Mu Xin’s prose fiction, An Empty Room, was published in English by New Directions Publishing in New York in 2011. Last year the Mu Xin Museum in his hometown Wuzhen was opened to public. Filmed on location in China and New York by OSCAR® and EMMY® nominated filmmakers Tim Sternberg and Francisco Bello, DREAMING AGAINST THE WORLD is the story of Mu Xin and his incredible commitment to his artistic vision.
Joanne Wang, the Associate Producer of the film and the literary agent of Mu Xin’s books, will give an introduction and the showing of the film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
This lecture is in English. Free, but advanced registration is requested. Follow Renwen’s WeChat: chineselectures