Art critic Barbara Pollack has written that “China has changed more over the past 20 years than most countries did in the entire 20th century.” In this exhibition both Chinese and Western artists respond to the economic and cultural changes taking place in China today.
Enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. FREE!
Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yuan skillfully sets his worn-down characters against the dazzling lights of China’s teeming capital. San Bao is a young man left behind by Beijing’s fabulous new wealth, having just lost his job, his apartment and the woman he loves (who’s left him for a richer man). Even Happiness, his dog, has run away from him. Lovelorn, self-destructive and desperately aimless, San Bao nevertheless has moments of euphoria amid his own despair, as he roams the sleek, shifting city with other soulful, cash-poor dreamers and misfits.
$10 / $12 nonmember
Through a visual arts exhibition, lectures, book discussions, seminar classes and films, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts offers Stories of a ChangingChina, an opportunity to explore the political, economic and cultural realities of one of the most dynamic countries in the world.
Note from The Center: This movie is for an adult audience. It is a dark look at those left behind in the new China. It is a difficult, but fascinating view of Beijing today.