The Future Is In The Past and More: Short Films at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Why We Recommend it

Curated by Beijing- and Zurich-based multimedia artist and producer Li Zhenhua, this program will present seven free screenings of short and feature-length films by and about artists.


Opening the festival will be the 2009 documentary Days Gone By – Yu Hong by Wang Xiaoshuai, which depicts the life and work of Yu Hong, a female contemporary Chinese artist. The film not only portrays the life of an individual artist, but also encapsulates the rise of the Chinese art scene during a drastically changing era.

Other program highlights include Sun Xun’s inventive short film Time Spy (2016), a 3D stop-motion animation work composed of 10,000 woodcuts, and the Award-winning 2017 documentary Mrs. Fang by Wang Bing, a poignant film that depicts the last stages of a farm worker’s life who has been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for several years.

Additionally, Art Basel is collaborating with Videotage on a special program entitled ‘The Future Is in the Past’,  featuring the Hong Kong-based not-for-profit’s ongoing endeavours and contributions to new-media art from Asia.



When: 28 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 Where: Theatre 2, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – 1 Harbour Road – Wan Chai