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Art Lovers Movie Club: Xiaowen Zhu, ‘Oriental Silk’

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Welcome to Art Lovers Movie Club, where you’ll find a selection of artists’ videos available exclusively online at artreview.com.

‘Silk is a very labour-intensive industry. And there’s not a lot of people who want to do that type of work anymore.’

Oriental Silk (2015) by Berlin-based Xiaowen Zhu delves into ‘touch and tactility, craft and value and the colours of memory’ by way of the Oriental Silk emporium in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Through the worldview of proprietor Kenneth Wong, the artist and writer explores the history of the first post-war Chinese silk importing business in the US, and its relationship to trajectories of Asian migration and the narrative of the American Dream.

Screening dates:
Xiaowen Zhu, Oriental Silk, 2015:
23 April – 14 May 2021

Previous films in Art Lovers Movie Club include Luis Roque’s Heaven, screened 18–25 March 2020; Wong Ping’s An Emo Nose (2015), screened 26–31 March 2020; Laure Prouvost’s Shed A Light (2018), screened 2–9 April 2020; Alex Da Corte’s TRUƎ LIFƎ and BAD LAND (2017), screened 9–15 April 2020; Stine Deja’s 4K ZEN (2017), screened 17–23 April 2020; Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s Fog Dog, screened 24–30 April 2020; Ivens Machado’s Versus (1974), screened 11–19 May 2020; Roger Hiorns’s BENIGN (2005), screened 15–21 May 2020; Jennet Thomas’s ANIMAL CONDENSED>>ANIMAL EXPANDED#2 (2018), screened 5–12 June 2020; Larry Achiampong’s The Expulsion (2019), screened 12-22 June 2020; Shezad Dawood’s Leviathan Cycle (2017-2018), screened 21 May–26 June 2020; Heman Chong’s Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Singapore Circuit Breaker Day 10, 16 April 2020) 4K 60 Binaural Walk 263 (2020), screened 26 June–3 July 2020; Berwick Street Film Collective’s Nightcleaners (1975), screened 3–17 July 2020; Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s We Were Lost in Our Country (2019), screened 17–31 July 2020; Grace Schwindt, Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society (2014), screened 721 August 2020; Hayoun Kwon, 489 Years (2016), screened 2–16 October 2020; Tulapop Saenjaroen, People on Sunday (2019), screened 16 October–2 November 2020; Grada Kilomba, A World of Illusions (2017-2019), screened 4–25 November 2020; Shen Xin, Provocation of a Nightingale #1 (2017), screened 15 January – 8 February 2021; Charwei Tsai, Hear Her Singing (2017), screened 8 February – 1 March 2021; Gelare Khoshgozaran, Medina Wasl: Connecting Town (2018) and Men of My Dreams (2020), screened 2 – 23 March 2021; Lu Yang, Delusional Mandala (2015), Delusional Crime and Punishment (2016) and Delusional World (2020), screened 24 March – 14 April 2021.

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