Calligraphic connections in the Beijing Independent Film Festival

From Brushed in Light: Calligraphy in East Asian Cinema by Markus Nornes

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  • Asian Studies
  • Media Studies
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  • Figure 6.10. Li Xianting wrote a notice (left) announcing the forced closure of his ninth Beijing Independent Film Festival, echoing a similar notice he wrote in 1989 when the first exhibition of postwar modernist work was also shut down. Anticipating more police interference, the poster design for the tenth festival by Wang Wo (middle) integrated the previous year’s notice. His catalog cover (right) integrates the notice Li wrote back in the 1980s, making the connection explicit.