Presented in conjunction with Tales of Our Time, this film program features documentary and narrative works that explore topics shared with the exhibition, investigating concepts such as boundaries, territory, migration, and place.
Traces of an Invisible City (2016) presents urban space in Hong Kong as a vivid showcase of the hidden logics of globalization and capitalism, and of the historical changes currently occurring in world cities. The film contains three chapters that are parallel to but interwoven with each other: global, local, and border space. It examines a series of urban landscapes in Hong Kong to illustrate the tension among their visual existence, function, and ownership, and how the city’s public space has been constructed, used, owned, and interpreted. Directed by Bo Wang and Pan Lu, 2016 Cantonese, English, and Mandarin with English subtitles 70 min.
To watch a preview of the film click here.
What does a name signify? The Wangs (2016) follows the 12th World Wang Clan Convention, an assembly of the most common surname of ethnic Chinese, to see how such a tie and community are perceived and imagined, and how meaning can be generated from banality. Directed by Bo Wang, 2016 Mandarin with English subtitles 40 min.
Screenings take place in the News Corporation New Media Theater, Sackler Center for Arts Education, and are free with museum admission.
1:00 pm on Feb 3rd & 1:00 pm on Feb 4th, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128