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Art Lovers Movie Club: Luka Yuanyuan Yang, “Tales of Chinatown”

Welcome to the Art Lovers Movie Club, where you’ll find a selection of artist videos available exclusively online at artreview.com.

Luka Yuanyuan Yang’s film opens with a walking tour of San Francisco’s Chinatown: entering the last surviving theater after the 1940s film scene lady from shanghai directed by Orson Welles; wandering from Shanghai Low to Forbidden City Nightclub – the camera follows Chinese-American nightclub dancer Cynthia Yee, historians Wylie Wong and David Lei on a journey through time and space.

About the artist

Luka Yuanyuan Yang (born in 1989 in Beijing) is a visual artist and filmmaker. His works have been exhibited at the Center for Heritage Arts & Textile, HK; Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; Art Power Station, Shanghai; Times Art Museum & Times Arts Center Berlin; Chinese American Arts Council, NY; Art in General, NY; Espacio de Arte Contemporaneo, Uruguay; M WOODS, Beijing; Three Shadows Center for Photographic Art, Beijing; G Art Museum, Nanjing; Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing; OCAT, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen; AIKE, Shanghai; Modern Art Base, Shanghai, Shanghai Urban Space Art Season and more. His first feature film women’s world won awards and praise in the industry section of Pingyao International Film Festival, Doc Edge Documentary Festival, CNEX and Shanyi International Women’s Film Festival. The film will be released in 2023.

Screening dates:
Luka Yuanyuan Yang, Chinatown Tales2019, Single channel HD video, color, sound, 19 min 11 sec

Available to stream on artreview.com: May 23 – June 13, 2022

Previous Art Lovers Movie Club films include Luis Roque Heaven, screened from March 18 to 25, 2020; Wong Ping an emo nose (2015), screened March 26-31, 2020; by Laure Prouvost shed a light (2018), screened from April 2 to 9, 2020; Alex Da Corte TRUƎ LIFƎ and BAD GROUND (2017), screened from April 9 to 15, 2020; Stine Deja’s 4KZEN (2017), screened from April 17 to 23, 2020; Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s fog dog, screened from April 24 to 30, 2020; Ivens Machado Versus (1974), screened May 11-19, 2020; by Roger Hiorns BENIGN (2005), screened May 15–21, 2020; At Jennet Thomas CONDENSED ANIMAL>>EXTENDED ANIMAL#2 (2018), screened June 5–12, 2020; by Larry Achiampong The eviction (2019), screened June 12–22, 2020; by Shezad Dawood Leviathan Cycle (2017-2018), screened from May 21 to June 26, 2020; at Heman Chong Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Singapore Circuit Breaker Day 10, April 16, 2020) 4K 60 Binaural Walk 263 (2020), screened from June 26 to July 3, 2020; Berwick Street Film Collective night cleaners (1975), screened July 3–17, 2020; Chez Tuan Andrew Nguyen We were lost in our country (2019), screened July 17–31, 2020; Grace Schwindt, Only a free individual can create a free society (2014), screened 7August 21, 2020; Hayoun Kwon, 489 years (2016), screened from October 2 to 16, 2020; Tulapop Saenjaroen, Sunday people (2019), screened from October 16 to November 2, 2020; Grada Kilomba, A world of illusions (2017-2019), screened from November 4 to 25, 2020; Shen Xin, Taunt a Nightingale #1 (2017), screened from January 15 to February 8, 2021; Charwei Tsai, Hear her sing (2017), screened from February 8 to March 1, 2021; Gelare Khoshgozaran, Medina Wasl: communicating city (2018) and The men of my dreams (2020), screened March 2–23, 2021; Lu Yang, Crazy Mandala (2015), Delusional crime and punishment (2016) and crazy world (2020), screened from March 24 to April 14, 2021; Xiaowen Zhu, oriental silk (2015), screened from April 23 to May 14, 2021; Ali Ali, mahjar (2020), screened from May 20 to June 10, 2021; Chris Zhongtian Yuan Wuhan Punk (2020), screened from June 11 to July 2, 2021; Alberta Whittle, HOLDING THE LINE: a chorus in two parts (2021), screened from June 18 to July 17, 2021; Maya Schweizer, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Metropolis. China report (2004-06), screened from July 13 to August 3, 2021; Chem↑Pom, black of death (2013), screened from August 17 to September 7, 2021; Richard Fung, Dirty laundry (1996): screened September 8–30, 2021; Clarisse Tossin Ch’u Mayaa (2017): Screened October 1–22, 2021; Anand Patwardhan, Images you haven’t seen (2006): screened from October 22 to November 12, 2021; Shannon Te Ao, What was or could be today (again) (2019): screened from November 12 to December 3, 2021; Forensic Oceanography, Liquid Traces – The Case of the Boat Left for Dead (2014): screened from February 9 to March 2, 2022; Andrea Luka Zimmerman, plastic arts class (2020): March 3-17, 2022; Sun Kim, Born under (2021): March 18 – April 8, 2022; Farideh Sakhaeifar, Halabja, 1988 (2018): April 11-May 2, 2022; Vivian Cacuri & Gustavo von Ha, Viviane & Gustave (2020): May 3–17, 2022.

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