With the focus on his work at CINEMATEK and Courtisane Festival and the subsequent screenings of Mrs. Fang in six different cities, Wang Bing will be in the spotlights in Belgium from the end of March to the beginning of May. However, in the Netherlands, a selection of his work will also be on view at EYE Amsterdam in an exhibition and in their cinema. From March 24 through May 27, the exhibition brings together the work of the past three winners of the EYE Art & Film Prize: Wang Bing, Ben Rivers and Hito Steyerl. An extensive programme of films, talks and events will accompany the expo.
“Fang Xiuying is the mother of a good friend of mine. I was going to make a documentary about her in 2015, but it was postponed because I was too busy at the time. In 2016, the friend called to tell me that her mother’s illness had grown severe, and she might not live very long.