October 22, 7 pm. Screening of Yang Fudong's film An Estranged Paradise
Bonniers Konsthall's main exhibition of the autumn is Sprout from White Nights – A Meeting with Chinese Contemporary Art. The exhibition presents 17 young Chinese artists at the interface of thousand-year old traditions and new technology. In order to open up a dialogue and an exchange, Bonniers Konsthall has invited the Chinese curator Zhang Wei to present her perspective on contemporary Chinese art. In collaboration with Bonniers Konsthall she has curated an exhibition that provides us with an insight into today's China, not only through the works by the participating artists, but also through workshops, lectures, conversations, film screenings, design and an extensive publication.
The publication accompanying the exhibition Sprout from White Nights will be released by the end of October 2008. The Sprout from White Nights publication brings together texts that focus on the participating artists, like the "One Minute Reading" project by Hu Fang, where the artists have made a selection of texts, as well as interviews which discuss contemporary art and the role of the artist in contemporary China. The publication also includes a dialogue between the exhibition curator Zhang Wei and the director of Bonniers Konsthall Sara Arrhenius and a short story by writer and playwright Alfian Sa'at. Artist Pak Sheung Chuen and Jiang Jun, editor-in-chief of Urban China Magazine, have contributed with artworks commissioned for the publication. The design is made by graphic designer Liu Zhizhi.
Talks, workshops and film screenings
？ October 6-15, 1-3.30 pm. Workshop with Xu Tan. The Keyword School workshop is based on the artist's ongoing research project Searching for Keywords which originates in a series of interviews with people in the Chinese society. By inviting participants at different places in the world, Xu Tan opens up for a discussion on our perception of today's China. Xu Tan was born in Wuhan in 1957, and lives and works in Zhuhai and Shanghai. His work has been shown around the world including P.S.1 in New York and the biennials in Venice and Berlin.
？ October 15, 7 pm. Artist talk with Xu Tan. Moderator: Journalist and China expert Ulrika K Engstr？m.
？ October 22, 7 pm. Screening of Yang Fudong's film An Estranged Paradise.
？ October 29, 7 pm. A talk between the exhibition curator Zhang Wei and the publication editor Hu Fang, who together are artistic directors for Vitamin Creative Space in Guangzhou, China.
？ November 12, 7 pm. Screening of Cao Fei's film My Father.