MOCA (Museum of Chinese in America) and WhiteBox present
Yu Lik Wai: It’s A Bright Guilty World
On view October 8th through November 8th 2015
Opening reception October 8th | 6-8pm
Release – August 6th 2015
New York City – WhiteBox and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) are pleased to present the first solo exhibition in New York of Yu Lik Wai, one of the most renowned filmmakers and cinematographers working today. This co-presentation of two Lower East Side/Chinatown cultural institutions will feature a recent series of photographic prints, and a 3-channel video holographic installation titled Flux (2008) by the Hong Kong-born, Beijing-based artist, who has collaborated with directors Jia Jiangke, Ann Hui, Wong Kar-Wai and Lou Ye, among others. His feature films include Neon Goddesses (1996), Love Will Tear Us Apart (1999) and Plastic City (2008). The exhibition is curated by Herb Tam, Curator and Director of Exhibitions at MOCA, and Juan Puntes, Artistic Director at WhiteBox. Link to full press release
Born in 1966, Yu Lik Wai is a Chinese filmmaker and photographer who lives and works in Beijing. His directorial feature films include Love Will Tear Us Apart (1999, in competition Cannes Film Festival), All Tomorrow’s Parties (2003, Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard) and Plastic City (2008, in competition Venice Film Festival). During his 18-year career as a cinematographer, he has shot all of Jia Zhangke’s films to date, and has worked with Ann Hui and Lou Ye, amongst others. Yu was awarded numerous international prizes, including: Best Cinematography, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award (2008), Best Cinematography, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival (2004). Yu’s photographs are in the permanent collection of M+, the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
Curated by Herb Tam and co-curated by Juan Puntes
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Yu Lik Wai: It’s A Bright Guilty World is made possible with generous support from Ted and Clara Wang. Special thanks to Museum of Chinese in America.
The programs of WhiteBox are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council for the arts.