Leaping over the Dragon's Gate
Finland, Arts and Culture, Society
A story of five destinies set in the Chinese contemporary art scene. A young artist struggling with his first steps into the professional scene; an established “Master” taggling a new project, free from financial concerns; a collector transforming his precious collection into a lasting legacy; an aspiring gallery owner looking for new talents from the provinces; an American artist moves to Beijing from New York with high hopes of reviving his career; a new cultural centre rising from a seeming cultural void in the middle of Inner Mongolian desert. The film captures the unique atmosphere prevailing in China’s art scene in its moment of emergence as a truly international player. Through these unique individual stories it cuts through the exciting world of China's art community, revealing the often baffling dynamics shaping it. Through the mosaic of these destinies it takes the audience into a new world where everything seems possible and nothing seems to be too much.
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Vanha Talvitie 11 C, 6th. flr
FIN-00580 Helsinki, Finland
Yle Fem - Finnish Broadcasting Company
FIN-00024 Helsinki, Finland