On October 31 2019, Xiaowen Zhu will participate in a reading event organized by Literally Speaking at Lettrétage in Berlin. She will read an excerpt from her debut novella The Red Freezer, a homicidal love story inspired by a true crime in Shanghai. Literally Speaking is a fiction reading series that features the original work of Berlin. Lettrétage is the “anchor institution” of the independent literature scene in Berlin. This event, curated by Traci Kim, also features authors including Stefanie Kruszyk, Alan Murrin, Ulysses Nara, and Ryan Ruby. Illustration by Wang Ren. Link to the event:

Do You Also Belong to Different Places at the Same Time?

Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University, Sweden, has invited Zhu Xiaowen to give a talk on 25th October 2019. This talk presents artist Zhu Xiaowen’s diverse practice as a visual poet, social critic, and aesthetic researcher. Date: 2019-10-25 13:15 till 15:00 Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Asia Library, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund, Sweden Contakt: Zhu Xiaowen’s work, spanning video art, photography, writing, and installation, is concerned with how things and beings migrate across time (historical and temporary) and space (borders and boundaries) with a particular interest in personal witness and testimony. Having spent near

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