Xu Ruotao

Xu Ruotao, born in 1968 in Shenyang, China, is a visual artist and film director who lives and works in Songzhuang, a growing artist village on the outskirts of the Beijing municipality. Xu began his career in the creative community of Yuanmingyuan, China’s first independent artist village. He started making films in 2000 and has produced two features, Yumen (2013) and Rumination (2009).

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Performing China: Contemporary Chinese Film and Media

Program One: Ruin Tourism

Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 7 pm

The first night of Performing China: Contemporary Chinese Film and Video features Yumen, a documentary that experiments with a variety of forms to explore a once-thriving boom town in China’s northwest. Two short films are also on the program. Building Archaelogy examines the personal and political histories connected to three spaces: an artist’s studio, an […]

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Performing China: Contemporary Chinese Film and Media

Program Two: Performing the Cultural Revolution

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 7 pm

The second night of the Performing China series is devoted to Xu Ruotao’s Rumination which explores the Cultural Revolution by depicting both its chaotic later years and its legacy in today’s China. Rumination Directed by Xu Ruotao. 104 Minutes. 2009. In English with Chinese subtitles. *Professor Angela Zito, co-director of the New York University Center […]

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