Oliver Stone to dissect Parisian-based mainland artist's bared heart

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 November, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 November, 2008, 12:00am

OK, we know Oliver Stone as an agit-political film director and fierce critic of American society, but as a Chinese art commentator? It came as a bit of surprise for us to learn from the Ooi Botos Gallery that the controversial filmmaker - whose filmography includes Platoon, Natural Born Killers, JFK, Nixon and his newest movie W., about George W. Bush's presidency, now playing in the US - is coming to the city at the end of this month to participate in an artist talk with Paris-based but mainland-born multimedia artist Yi Zhou.

It seems the intimate discussion forum on Sunday, November 30, will be at the Living Room of the W Hotel. The gallery is presenting Yi's first local exhibition, 'My Heart Laid Bare', and the two cultural icons will discuss their perspectives and modus operandi. Moderating the panel is the Hanart Gallery's curator, Johnson Chang Tsong-zung. Apparently there is only space for 100 at the forum and attendance is by invitation. But if you've got a really good conspiracy theory about Dick Cheney and Halliburton causing the current subprime crisis that you desperately need to tell Stone, you can contact the Ooi Botos Gallery on 2527 9733. For details, visit Ooibotos.com.