On Friday, July 26, about 150 people gathered in the Elephant Art Center, to see five creative people present their work in 20 Powerpoint slides, having only 20 seconds to elucidate each one. This was the ever first PechaKucha Night hosted in Kunming, with more to come.
It was a fantastic event, with lots of opportunity to mingle and meet with the speakers while enjoying a drink from Wooden Paradise. Here is an impression in pictures from photographer Song Baolong (宋抱龙). A bit later, we will share a video covering full presentations from the event. At the end of October or early November, we'll host the next PechKucha Night, so stay tuned if you'd like to join.
Mamur Ahsan Mahtab from Bangladesh shares his development as an oil painter and his views of society by showing his paintings.
Maya Wen from Kunming explains her vision for Wake Culture Center, where she aims to bring together the arts community of Kunming.
David Lingerak from Holland talks about working as a Dutch videographer in China, and about his documentary projects and shooting Formula One races.
Efat Razowana Reya from Bangladesh showcases her performance artwork and what motivates her creative process.
Ming Fengxian, from Kunming, talks about minority culture in Yunnan and how it effects architecture.
Adam Roberts from the UK couldn't make it because he had to dash to Hollywood to attend a movie premiere for a film of which he designed the poster. We hope to see him as a speaker at another PechaKucha Night!