Dinu Li: Family Village

17 Mar 2009 – 15 Apr 2009

Cost of entry

FREE Admission

Poole, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: from Bournemouth train station - 6A and 6B

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A collaborative project with ArtSway, text+work and the Arts Institute at Bournemouth


'Family Village' is the second installment in Dinu Li's film trilogy, which interrogates cultural developments in contemporary China. The films take their titles from the three most common words for 'country' in Chinese, and explores themes connected to urbanism, heritage, architecture and cultural values.

Dinu Li is a filmmaker, photographer and video artist whose practice centres on the relationship between the personal and the political, the public and the private, and draws inspiration from the forces that shape and determine our social structures.

'Family Village' is a co-commission by ArtSway and the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, and premieres at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth before being exhibited at ArtSway's New Forest Pavilion at the 53rd International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia.

FREE Coach trip from London: Saturday 21st March 2009

Departure: 10.30am from Tate Britain, Millbank
Return: 4.00pm to Tate Britain, Millbank

To celebrate the opening of 'Family Village' there will be a special coach trip organized by ArtSway Xtra, from London to text+work, the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, to view the exhibition and to attend a talk by Dinu Li. Refreshments will be provided on arrival. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
For further information and to book a place please contact Jack Lewis: T 01590 682260 / E jack.lewis@artsway.org.uk

PANEL DISCUSSION and PUBLICATION LAUNCH: Monday 23rd March, 5.00pm-7.00pm
The Arts Institute at Bournemouth

A panel discussion focusing on 'Family Village' and on Dinu Li's trilogy project and the launch of its accomapnying publication, followed by a Drinks Reception in the Gallery.

Panel: Dinu Li, Stephanie James, Peter Bonnell. Chaired by Professor Jim Hunter.

For further information and to book a place for this event, please contact: The Gallery Office T 01202 363272 E gallery@aib.ac.uk

Family Village will be presented in a new publication examining Li's art practice and its wider social context, launched as part of this exhibition. The publication includes the artist in conversation with Teresa Gleadowe and a critical text by Professor Gerard J. DeGroot.
ISBN: 978-0-901196-34-7

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