ZHOU Tiehai
Will/We Must
1996
9 minutes 17 seconds
Video | Single-channel film
35mm, b&w, silent
Edition of 5
code: zth014

It combines humor and sadness, the artists and artistic environment today is still the same, perhaps, it attracts less attention as the system of auction, gallery and art fair is growing which narrows the environment and operating methods. Came out in 1996, did this work correspond with the trend of integrating with the world, resist with its identity and environment, or sneer at the people around?

Will/ We Must is a 35mm film work, taking the form of early silent film in aspects of the chapters, the dialogues and the montages. It carries the anthropological sense of the cultural environment, daily life and individuals in 90s.

http://www.shanghartgallery.com/artists/zhoutiehai/will.htm

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Related Exhibitions:
Life and Dreams 05.13, 2018 -11.18, 2018
ShanghART Video Art Salon / Talk & Screening: Black Ponderings No. 2 09.23, 2017
Will / We Must 07.11, 2017 -08.27, 2017
The Crocodile in the Pond 06.12, 2016 -06.26, 2016
A Hundred Years of Shame 03.06, 2015 -05.10, 2015
V&P 12.20, 2014 -02.28, 2015
Video Bureau Archive 27: Zhou Tiehai 05.23, 2014 -07.24, 2014
Mapping Asia 05.12, 2014 -08.16, 2014
15 Years Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) 04.26, 2014 -07.20, 2014
KINO DER KUNST Film Festival 04.24, 2013 -04.28, 2013
Nothing to Declare? 02.01, 2013 -03.24, 2013
The Global Contemporary 09.17, 2011 -02.05, 2012
Moving Image in China: 1988-2011 09.09, 2011 -11.27, 2011
Catch the Moon in the Water: Emerging Chinese Artists 06.16, 2011 -07.29, 2011
Stolen Treasures from Modern China 09.08, 2009 -10.10, 2009
Shanghai Kino 05.30, 2009 -07.19, 2009
Our Future 07.19, 2008 -10.12, 2008
2nd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts 10.09, 2007 -11.02, 2007
Will 2000


Related Texts:
How Shanghai got its own airport - (Shanghart 10 Years Catalogue) , Philip Tinari 2006
WILL - A Silent Movie by Zhou Tiehai , Zhou Tiehai, Zhang Qing 1996-12-01