Medicine + Media Arts Film Series: Coronation

Medicine + Media Arts Film Series: Coronation

Patricia Olynyk, Uluğ Kuzuoğlu, Yuqian Yan

Film Discussion Series
29 Apr 2021 - 4:00pm

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Ai Weiwei, Coronation (2020)
A team directed by activist and artist Ai Weiwei films inside the hospitals, homes and quarantine sites of Wuhan, the first city hit in the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Screening Contagion invites you to view four pandemic films, then attend a series of panel discussions with faculty drawn from a variety of disciplines. The four films include a Hollywood blockbuster (Steven Soderbergh, Contagion), a classic of world cinema (Ingmar Bergman, The Seventh Seal), a horror comedy (Edgar Wright, Shaun of the Dead) and a contemporary documentary about the Wuhan lockdown (Ai Weiwei, Coronation). How might these films help us understand pandemics in the past, present and future? How does our own pandemic moment inform how we view these films? Please join us for a wide-ranging conversation with faculty in the humanities, arts and medicine as they help us make sense of our own experiences with COVID-19.

Patricia Olynyk, the Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art, Washington University
Uluğ Kuzuoğlu, Assistant Professor of History, Modern Chinese and Global History, Washington University
Yuqian Yan, Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese Performance Cultures, Washington University