Sunday, December 28, 2008

41st event: a screening of a documentary film by XiaoWei CHEN

artSPACE@16 will present a screening of the documentary film Xiao-Ye Bought A House 《小叶买房》on Saturday, September 22, beginning at 7:30pm. This 35-minute film was produced by XiaoWei Chen, a 2007 ARTADIA Awards recipient.

This award winning piece chronicles the experience of a young painter named Xiao-Ye and his pursuit of studio space in a Beijing suburb. What at first appears to be a straightforward transaction of real estate soon becomes a struggle between the young artists yearning and the old-fashioned deception and treachery of the provincial authority. Filled with humor and exasperation, Xiao-Ye Bought A House 《小叶买房》 reveals a rare glimpse into the wheelings and dealings of a Chinese village.

Currently residing in Medford, MA, producer Xiao-wei Chen has lived and studied in Beijing. She graduated from Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication in 2000. Her major body of work in China comprised of multimedia designs, art direction, events planning and production. Besides winning the ARTADIA AWARDS 2007 IN BOSTON for submitting this documentary film, Chen has won multiple national and international awards including the French Mobius International Multimedia Design Award 2000 for her Beijing Courtyard House 《京城四合院》, an interactive film.

The film, Xiao-Ye Bought A House 《小叶买房》 is presented in Chinese with English subtitles. This screening will be held on Saturday, Sept 22, beginning at 7:30 PM. An artist talk (in Chinese with an English interpreter) by XiaoWei Chen will follow the screening. This event is free and handicap accessible. Bring your own refreshments and chairs (or something soft to sit on). Seating is limited, please RSVP by calling xxx-xxx.xxxx, or email artSPACE@16 is located at .............. For driving directions visit ..........

in the news

陳筱薇 獲選波城傑出藝術家 拍攝紀錄片「小葉買房」敘事獨到 經Artadia基金會評審贏得殊榮
- The World Journal 世界日報記者李靜雯波士頓報導

Documentary Screening Xiao-Ye Bought A House
- in the Malden Observer, Sun Sep 16, 2007

- 大紀元9月21日訊 (大紀元記者張清清編譯)

Film - Quick Pick by Meredith Goldstein
- in sidekick Boston Globe, Fri, Sept 21, 2007

- boston shenghuo net

Autumn at Glance, The Boston Globe Magazine
- Sunday, Sept 16, 2007 - Page 28