All Events

Mar
17
Sat
Made in China: A unique view of Chinese art during Qing dynasty @ MOA
Mar 17 @ 11:00 – 17:00
@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

From 23 September 2017, MOA | Museum Oud Amelisweerd is presenting the exhibition Made in China – Armando & masterpieces of the Qing dynasty. In a year when many museums are focusing on China, Made in China is distinguished by its focus on classical Chinese painting and calligraphy and a very diverse selection of export art. Also represented in the exhibition is Armando, whose work displays a surprising number of similarities to Chinese art of the eighteenth century.

@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

High-class Cantonese applied art
In Made in China, MOA is focusing on the history of the country estate that houses the museum. The wonderfully preserved eighteenth-century Chinese wallpaper in the house, which is unique in the Netherlands, is linked to examples of export art from the same period. The exhibition shows beautifully decorated lacquer, fans, textiles, ceramics and silverware of the highest possible quality, produced especially for the Western elite in Canton.

@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

Highlights by famous Chinese masters
Dutch collections usually comprise a lot of Chinese porcelain, which was made for export. Only a handful of paintings give an idea of what Chinese artists made for their home market. Made in China shows works that were created for and collected by the Chinese elite during the Qing dynasty; the fin de siecle of classical Chinese culture. This is the first time a Dutch museum is placing such a focus on eighteenth-century autonomous Chinese painting. Eighteen top paintings by leading Chinese masters will be coming to Utrecht from the Guangdong Museum, in China. They will include hanging scroll paintings by the famous Wang Hui (1632-1717) and Jin Nong (1687-1733). Most of the calligraphy displayed on nearly all Chinese paintings has been translated, and the translations form a special feature of the exhibition.

@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

Chinese influences in Armando’s art
A familiar part of MOA’s exhibitions is the work of Dutch artist Armando, which is always presented in relation to the other works on display. Armando’s view of landscape shows many similarities to the Chinese tradition. Armando is one of the few Western artists to create both horizontal and vertical landscapes, the latter of which display visual relationships similar to those of Chinese hanging scroll paintings. And the insignificance of mankind forms an important theme in his work, as it did for the Chinese landscape painters. Made in China includes twelve works by Armando, ranging from drawings in Indian ink to landscapes.

@Colijn van Noort

@Colijn van Noort

About MOA
MOA | Museum Oud Amelisweerd is a ‘house of art’ in the countryside. The museum exhibits a combination of three different collections: the biggest and widest collection of works by Armando, the listed building Oud Amelisweerd and some unique historic wall coverings.

Mar
18
Sun
Made in China: A unique view of Chinese art during Qing dynasty @ MOA
Mar 18 @ 11:00 – 17:00
@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

From 23 September 2017, MOA | Museum Oud Amelisweerd is presenting the exhibition Made in China – Armando & masterpieces of the Qing dynasty. In a year when many museums are focusing on China, Made in China is distinguished by its focus on classical Chinese painting and calligraphy and a very diverse selection of export art. Also represented in the exhibition is Armando, whose work displays a surprising number of similarities to Chinese art of the eighteenth century.

@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

High-class Cantonese applied art
In Made in China, MOA is focusing on the history of the country estate that houses the museum. The wonderfully preserved eighteenth-century Chinese wallpaper in the house, which is unique in the Netherlands, is linked to examples of export art from the same period. The exhibition shows beautifully decorated lacquer, fans, textiles, ceramics and silverware of the highest possible quality, produced especially for the Western elite in Canton.

@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

Highlights by famous Chinese masters
Dutch collections usually comprise a lot of Chinese porcelain, which was made for export. Only a handful of paintings give an idea of what Chinese artists made for their home market. Made in China shows works that were created for and collected by the Chinese elite during the Qing dynasty; the fin de siecle of classical Chinese culture. This is the first time a Dutch museum is placing such a focus on eighteenth-century autonomous Chinese painting. Eighteen top paintings by leading Chinese masters will be coming to Utrecht from the Guangdong Museum, in China. They will include hanging scroll paintings by the famous Wang Hui (1632-1717) and Jin Nong (1687-1733). Most of the calligraphy displayed on nearly all Chinese paintings has been translated, and the translations form a special feature of the exhibition.

@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

@Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou

Chinese influences in Armando’s art
A familiar part of MOA’s exhibitions is the work of Dutch artist Armando, which is always presented in relation to the other works on display. Armando’s view of landscape shows many similarities to the Chinese tradition. Armando is one of the few Western artists to create both horizontal and vertical landscapes, the latter of which display visual relationships similar to those of Chinese hanging scroll paintings. And the insignificance of mankind forms an important theme in his work, as it did for the Chinese landscape painters. Made in China includes twelve works by Armando, ranging from drawings in Indian ink to landscapes.

@Colijn van Noort

@Colijn van Noort

About MOA
MOA | Museum Oud Amelisweerd is a ‘house of art’ in the countryside. The museum exhibits a combination of three different collections: the biggest and widest collection of works by Armando, the listed building Oud Amelisweerd and some unique historic wall coverings.

Feb
10
Sun
CINEMASIA LUNAR NEW YEAR FEAST @ Filmtheatre Kriterion
Feb 10 @ 18:00 – 23:00

CinemAsia Lunar New YearGet ready for the Spring Festival! Time to clean up the house! Put up those good fortune decorations! And what about the food? Whether you celebrate the Lunar New Year according to customs of Chinese chunjie, Korean Seollal, or Vietnamese Tết, the Spring Festival is essentially a time for family and friends to be reunited again. Even in Japan, where they have officially switched over to the western (solar) calender since the Meiji period (1873), in certain areas like Okinawa, the Lunar New Year is still celebrated as Ryukyuan.

To lift your festive mood, CinemAsia is hosting a Lunar New Year Event with a sneak preview of Korean film Little Forest on 10 February at Kriterion Cinema in Amsterdam. The audience can also enjoy Korean comfort food by Korean Kitchen, video-art by Chinese artist Louis Hothothot and music by DJ Tjobo Kho. Little Forest is adapted from the wildly popular Japanese manga & 4-part TV series. The Korean film version is a healing journey about going home, enjoying mother’s cooking and eating the pure food of the land. In a festive period when one is tempted to binge eat, the “farm-to-table” concept reminds us of the blessings of simplicity in life. This inspiring film is also a promise of what’s to come in the 12th edition of the CinemAsia Film Festival from 5-10 March in Amsterdam.

Little Forest_02Little Forest 小森林 (2018) by director Yim Soon-rye林順禮

After failing her college graduation exam in Seoul, Hye-won (The Handmaiden’s Kim Tae-ri) returns to her rural hometown with many unresolved questions in mind. Over four seasons, she grows and harvests her own ingredients, reconnects with friends and prepares hearty meals that awaken memories of her mother (Moon So-ri, Oasis, The Handmaiden).

Yim Soon-rye is considered one of the few leading female directors of Korean New Wave cinema. She adapts the Japanese manga of the same name by Daisuke Igarashi into an organic feast filled with stunning shots of artfully arranged comfort food and the Korean countryside. Named one of the 11 Best Films of the Year by the Korean Association of Film Critics, this wonderfully therapeutic drama about farming, cooking and self-discovery provides mouth-watering recipes for the audience!

Little ForestSquare 1: Art exhibition by Chinese artist Louis Hothothot (Yi Liu)

Combining video and photography, Square 1 explores the voice of power in public space. In European squares, statues of kings function as expressions of state power, officially reproducing histories and shaping our sense of collective belonging. Multimedia artist Louis Hothothot (China 1986) graduated at the China Central Academy of Fine Art (2008) in Beijing and the Dutch Art Institute (2014) and studied at the Netherlands Film Academy (2015-2017). He recently won the 3Package Deal Young Talent 2018-2019 in Holland. His work “Square 1” can be viewed from 10 February until 10 March in Kriterion.

Louis Hothothot

Programme Sunday 10 February

18:00    Opening Art Exhibition Square 1 by Chinese artist Louis HotHotHot

18:00 – 22:00    Korean comfort food and snacks provided by Korean Kitchen

19:30 – 21:15    Introduction and Screening Little Forest

21:15 – 23:00    Afterparty with DJ Tjobo Kho and food & drinks by Korean Kitchen

Location: Filmtheatre Kriterion, Roetersstraat 170, 1018 WE Amsterdam

Come and capture the spirit of fortune and happiness for the year of the Pig!

 

Save the date: the 12th edition of CinemAsia Film Festival 5-10 March in Amsterdam

Each year CinemAsia showcases contemporary Asia on the big screens in The Netherlands. The upcoming 12th edition includes a vibrant selection of feature films from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam. Ranging from commercial blockbusters, to arthouse productions and documentaries. They reflect the creative, social, economic and political dynamism of the versatile continent.

New culinary section OISHII Asia

Living up to the tradition of CinemAsia’s food-themed films and gourmet stalls, OISHII, a new section showcasing the culinary cinema of Asia. Oishii is the Japanese word for “delicious.” Japan has been the pioneer of culinary cinema in Asia, starting with the classic TAMPOPO. Since then, culinary films have become a trend in Asia. In the past, CinemAsia’s food-themed films such as What’s for Dinner, Mom? and Ramen Heads have always attracted fullhouse audiences.

ARUNA & HER PALATE 印尼饮食男女
In addition to Little Forest, which will be playing one more time during CinemAsia, other culinary films. We open the festival with Aruna and Her Palate印尼飲食男女 (2018) by Indonesian-Chinese director Edwin. In this delightful romantic roadmovie, epidemiologist Aruna (Dian Sastrowardoyo) is sent to investigate a reported outbreak of Bird Flu all over Indonesia. Her chef friend Bono (Nicholas Saputra) comes along for the ride, steering her into a culinary tour in search of a nasi goreng (fried rice) recipe. The film reunites the beloved stars of Ada Apa Dengan Cinta I & II and is screening in The Netherlands fresh after it’s debut in the culinary section of the Berlin Film Festival in February.

The Lady Improper 非分熟女_蔡卓妍_吳慷仁The European premiere of Hong Kong film The Lady Improper非分熟女 (2019) by Jessey Tsang is the Closing Film of the festival. The highly-regarded independent filmmaker Tsang will be at CinemAsia to present her film. This empowering female-centred work boasts a breakthrough performance by Charlene Choi, from Hong Kong’s most enduring singing-acting duo Twins. It depicts a divorced nurse’s sensual and culinary journey, sparked by a Paris-trained cordon bleu chef (Taiwanese actor Wu Kang-jen), who helps her recreate the signature dishes of her father’s declining cha-chaan-teng (HK-style diner). 

A Tale of Samurai Cooking 武士的菜单The Dutch premiere of the Japanese film A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story 武士的菜單 (2013) by Yūzou Asahara is about the heir to a distinguished line of chefs in Kaga (now Ishikawa prefecture), Yasunobu Funaki (Kengo Kora, Shoplifters, Shin Gojira). While a political revolt brews around him, Yasunobu must save his lord and clan by designing a banquet to manifest the splendor of Edo’s richest domain. 

And there’s much more
This year also special attention to social and humanist stories on minorities and marginalized groups, lgbtq and female-centred works. Also check out our Made in Holland documentaries by European-Asian filmmakers in CinemAsia’s own talent development program FilmLAB. Besides film, CinemAsia also hosts diverse side events with art, food, masterclasses and industry programs involving our international guests. 

Wanna know more? Go to CinemAsia.nl and follow CinemAsia’s social media channels.

Cinemasia_FilmFestival_logo_webAbout CinemAsia

Asia in the blink of an eye. CinemAsia weaves Asian stories that help to enhance Asian visibility in

culture and media, through which we foster an inclusive society. CinemAsia enriches the public discourse on Asian culture by sharing knowledge and expertise about Asian identity, discovering and nurturing talent. By building communities within the media and cultural landscape, we aim to become the go-to organization for European-Asian exchange.

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