54, rue du Vertbois, 75003 Paris. Tuesday-Saturday 11 am – 7 pm
Galerie Paris-Beijing is proud to present the world premier of Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing’s photographic work. Having achieved international renown with his first film, the epic West of the Tracks (2004), and fame with his historical fiction The Ditch (the surprise film at the Venice festival in 2010), Wang Bing does extreme cinema. He makes films of incredible length (up to 9 hours!), tackles radical subjects and creates images with a harsh aesthetic that approaches the cruel reality, but with honesty and gentleness, and even empathy.
Born in 1967 in Shaanxi, a province in central China, Wang Bing first studied photography in Shenyang before taking cinema classes in Beijing. Very recently, he has returned to his first passion: between 2013 and 2014, Wang Bing realized a series of photographs taken on the sites of two former full-length films, and also during the shooting of his latest film, Father and Sons.