Zhou Tao, Blue and Red: A Screening with Christopher Phillips
On Thursday, May 7, Zhou Tao's Blue and Red will be shown at the Columbia University in New York.

Blue and Red, commissioned by the first Han Nefkens – BACC Asian Contemporary Art Award, investigates the space of public squares. Shot in Guangzhou and Bangkok in 2014, the film captures people in the squares bathed in colors refracted from streetlights and LED screens, highlighting the contours of their actions and behaviors in new ways. This subtle theatricality that suspends reality is interrupted by the images of barricades, tear gas, riots, and thousands of protesters’ tents, that occupy the square but are also confined to it, raising questions about the connection between here and elsewhere.

This program is part of My Camera Doesn’t Lie? Documentary Aesthetics in East Asia, a panel and screening series initiated by the Department of Art History of Columbia University, co-organized by Asia Art Archive in America.

Thursday, May 7, 7-8pm
Columbia University, Schermerhorn 612
116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Free and open to the public

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Zhou Tao, Blue and Red: A Screening with Christopher Phillips                              

The ArtAids foundation was set up in 2006 at Han Nefkens’ initiative. ArtAids fights AIDS with the power of art as its most important weapon. ArtAids invites leading artists to produce work that is inspired by AIDS and related problems. These works of art are used to raise the public’s consciousness and to encourage their involvement.

Fundació Han Nefkens

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private non-profit organisation that was set up in Barcelona in 2009 with the aim of promoting the production of contemporary artworks. The mission is to stimulate artistic creation in Barcelona by offering international artists an opportunity to create artworks and interventions in the city, and to promote other fields of contemporary creation.


Han Nefkens started to collect art in 2000. The H+F Collection, named after himself and his partner Felipe, is in long-term loan to various museums in The Netherlands and abroad. Nowadays Han Nefkens is not only active as a collector but also as an initiator of international art projects, often in collaboration with museums and other art institutions.