Director’s Statement

Art in Smog is a film about art, existence, life, and how one might find one’s place in a fast-changing, uncertain world. Having spent much of my life discovering a personal view of China, I wish to share the vibrancy of intellectual thought and artistic activity I have found there amid mental and physical smog.

This film documents a moment in China’s current transition and a blip in its long civilizational record.

—Lydia Chen