Biennials in Asia
In Asia, the exhibition format of biennials has experienced an immense boom. Now the formats consolidate at their respective places and at the same time turn into unconventional platforms of global, transdisciplinary artistic experiences. Not only are they huge showrooms for contemporary art but also social seismographs. The globalisation of contemporary art is closely connected with the biennial festivals; they have beaconed the global discourse of many local and often absolutely unknown scenes and have raised the visibility of the art of Asia on the world stage.
Also in Asian societies – in spite of all diversity – light has a spiritual meaning and is closely related to enlightenment.
When and where?
- Gwangju Biennale (South Korea) Sept. 2 to Nov. 6, 2016 | The Eighth Climate (What does art do?)
- Busan Biennale (South Korea) Sept. 3 to Nov. 30, 2016 | Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude
- Taipei Biennial 2016 (Taiwan) Sept. 10 – Feb. 5, 2017 | Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future
- Singapore Biennale (South Korea) Oct. 27 – Feb. 26, 2017 | An Atlas of Mirrors – From where we are, how do we picture the world – and ourselves?
- Shanghai Biennale (China) Nov. 11 – Mar. 12, 2017 | Why Not Ask Again? – Maneuvers, Disputations & Stories
You find the complete article in the print magazine ArtLight 2016/1
in the slider:
Robin Rhode | The Moon is Asleep | 2015 | Super 8mm film transferred to digital HD, 1′ 50 |courtesy Lehmann Maupin Gallery
in the article:
Tun Win Aung and Wah Nu | The Name (detail) | 2008-2016 | multimedia installation | courtesy nnncl workshop
LI Ming | Movement | Eight Channel Digital Video | Color, Sound,Video 1-4 2′ 30 Video 5-8 3′ 53, 2014 |courtesy of Antenna Space
Chia-Wei Hsu | Spirited-Writing | 2016 | Two channel video installation, color, sound, 9’45”| courtesy 北美館TFAM (7)