ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Before the Appearance of the First Steam Engine
LU CHUNSHENG 陆春生
2003
Single-channel video
DVD
35 minutes
Edition of 5
LCS09

Lu Chunsheng’s film-work Before the Appearance of the First Steam Engine, 2003, is a deft commentary of contemporary China , mixing a socialist's dream, a dark underworld, and a quest for wealth. Like his fellow countryman Yang Fudong, Lu Chunsheng's films show the influence of French new wave cinema. Until 2000, foreign films were largely unavailable in China with the result that Chinese artists view Western cinema history with fresh eyes.

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Related Exhibitions:
Shanghai Kino, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland 05.30, 2009 -07.19, 2009
The Materialists are All Asleep, The Red Mansion Foundation, London, U.K. 02.06, 2008 -04.20, 2008
(I'm always touched) By Your Presence, Dear, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 04.25, 2007 -11.11, 2007


Related Texts:
Before the Appearance of the First Steam Engine , Art Daily TEXT 2007