1. Roadside Picnic at Chambers Fine Art
The 1979 art film “Stalker” is loosely based on a novel with a screenplay written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. The story takes place in an indefinite future, and the “Stalker” works as a guide who leads people through the “Zone,” an area in which the normal laws of reality do not apply.
Using the Strugatsky Brothers’ work as theme, the curators of Roadside Picnic present an exhibit by 10 Chinese artists — each educated in the United States, and living in New York — who have created pieces “that defy the eroticization of their Chinese-ness” and touch upon themes of displacement and changing realities. This multifaceted exhibit includes painting, video, film, installation, performance, dance, drawing, and sculpture.