2014 - Art Films - "The Rising Tide"
Art Films-Exploring Artists and the Creative Process "The Rising Tide" China's meteoric march toward the future is examined through the work of some of its most talented emerging artists. In recent years, Chinese artists, especially those working in photography and video, have gained international recognition for their powerful works capturing the social and aesthetic confusion created in a rapidly changing society. To the Chinese avant-garde, materialism is all pervasive, and the dominant consumer culture has altered people's mentalities. Interestingly, their work, influenced by Western ideals and art practice, remains distinctly Chinese in its content and aesthetic. 2008 (93 min.) Audience: Adult (mature content)