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New Currents

Drawn to Memory

Lingering traces of recollection and social preconceptions are explored 

in the works of four artists


Yi Lian


Installation view of Cinema Paradiso, 2018, video installation with SIM2 CRT projector, DVD,

audio transmitter, iron arms, sand and sand carved text: 23 min 18 sec, dimensions variable, at

“Cinema Paradiso,” bonacon gallery, Guangzhou, 2018. 

A CRT video projector imported from Italy screens short vignettes of characters in a small room conversing in the Yangjiang dialect of Cantonese about the history of a family-run cinema. These scenes…

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