XIN ZHOU is a curator and writer, currently working on the film program for the 2nd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale (December 2014 - March 2015). He has curated programs and exhibitions at Anthology Film Archives, UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, and The Wooster Group. His writing has appeared in Artforum.com.cn, Film Comment, and Modern Weekly. zhouxin.co
JIA ZHANGKE with Zhou Xin
Theres a tendency among recent Chinese independent filmmakers to use classical popular novels in order to address issues affecting contemporary society.
BASIM MAGDY with Xin Zhou
Egyptian artist Basim Magdy has had a productive exhibition history and has worked in text, drawing, and installation practices. More recently, his focus has turned to the moving image, and the result is a series of Super 8 and 16mm films (all available on his Vimeo channel) that have allowed him to expand from art exhibition contexts into film festivals. One of his recent films, The Dent (2014), currently on view at the New Museum Triennial, is a multi-layered collage of a fictional nowhere, mixing the documentary footage, field recordings, and written text that come out of his nomadic travels.
THE BEST OF TIMES
By Xin Zhou
The Films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Olivier Assayass HHH: A Portrait of Hou Hsiao-Hsien (1997) takes place on the original set where Hou made his semi-autobiographical A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985), which begins with Hous recollection of his hooligan childhood in the village of Fengshan, a 20-minute bus-ride from Kaohsiung, Taiwans second largest city.
The Theater of Outlaws
By Xin Zhou
The Wooster Groups Rumstick Road
Following its week long retrospective on screen at Anthology Film Archives in 2012, the Wooster Group, the long-standing experimental theater and media ensemble, returns with Rumstick Road, a video reconstruction of an important early work of the same name, the second installation of the Three Places in Rhode Island trilogy performed by the company in 1977.
SHAINA ANAND with Xin Zhou
Since 2007, Mumbai-based collaborative studio CAMP has been making art out of a variety of media, ranging from cycle rickshaws, wooden ships, state records, web browsers, and basic public works like water and electricity, as well as institutional environments like closed-circuit television (C.C.T.V.) control rooms and archives.