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Tête-à-tête: Yu Kiki Tianqi & Svitlana Pryzynchuk

10 August 2021

Melon is in the fridge, and the last month of the Film Club Summer on DOCUSPACE is ahead! Join Tête-à-tête on 12 August at 7 p.m. with Yu Kiki Tianqi, director and producer of China's Van Goghs, and Svitlana Pryzynchuk, founder of the East Publishing House Safran. The discussion will take place on the occasion of the screening of the film China's Van Goghs, which will be available on docuspace.org till 16 August.

​​How does the original differ from the copy in the era of mechanical reproducibility? Does it still have value? Hundreds of artists in the Chinese village of Dafen are producing more than half a thousand impeccable copies of real masterpieces of world painting every month and are successfully making money from it. Whether ironically or as a nod to the trend, one of the hits was a self-portrait of the Impressionist, a voice of the uniqueness of every moment, Vincent van Gogh. Artist Xiaoyun Zhao and his family have created more than 100,000 copies of his world-renowned paintings. Eventually, the artist from China travels to Amsterdam to meet the original works of the artist, whom he copied perfectly. And also to visit one of his best clients, the Amsterdam art dealer.

We will discuss whether the original still has something unique and inimitable, and talk about art in the age of reproducibility, accessibility and reproduction

 

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