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.
During the “Great Leap Forward” from 1958 to 1961, Mao’s Anti-Rightist Movement resulted in the “re-education through labour” of middle-class intellectuals and government officials that were declared to be “rightist.” Some three thousand political prisoners were arrested and sent to the Jiabi