BIENNIALS BIENNALES ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART
Popping up all over the globe, biennials are a major factor in the transcontinental exposure of Asian artists. As part of our “Lists” series, we have linked to four top Art Radar posts that explore the topic of Asian art participation in biennials internationally.
Judging Venice Biennale: How is the Golden Lion selected? Panellist interview
A top post for its content, this original Art Radar interview explores the processes that drive the selection of winners among artists shortlisted for the Golden and Silver Lion awards at the 54th Venice Biennale. Artist Liu Ding and independent curator Carol Yinghua Lu offer a fascinating insight into the way in which the jury at Venice works, and critically reflect on the importance of the Biennale as an international platform for Chinese art.
Political art at Sharjah Biennial in revolutionary times- ARTINFO.com
Based on an ARTINFO article, this intriguing post explores how the spirit of change that swept the West Asian region early in 2011 was reflected in the art on show at the 10th Sharjah Biennial. In the conservative United Arab Emirates artists were given freedom of expression, allowing for the production of some challenging and politically charged works.
Today’s image obsession explored in “10000 Lives”, Gwangju Biennale
This post provides readers with an overview of the exhibition entitled “Maninbo – 10000 Lives”, part of the eighth edition of Gwangju Biennale, held in 2010. Organised as a temporary museum, the show brought together the work of a hundred artists created between 1901 and 2010. The article provides information on the catchy subject of the show, the binding and obsessive relationship between people and images in the 21st century. Boxes enclosing quotes from curator Massimiliano Gioni offer engaging and thought provoking insights into this theme, expanding on and enriching the factual information.
Catch Palestinian Art in Venice – Islamic art in the spotlight or in a corner?
As a short but comprehensive introduction to Palestinian art at the 2009 Venice Biennale, this post offers background information on an region that is often overlooked but well worth exploring. The first section of the article introduces readers to the controversy that often surrounds the reception of Muslim religious imagery in the West, while the second part of the post gives engaging descriptions of the socio-politically oriented works produced in a variety of media by the seven participating artists.
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- Asian pavilions at the 54th Venice Biennale-first critic response – June 2011 – a roundup of critics’ responses to Asian pavilions at Venice
- Missed the 8th Gwangju Biennale? Watch it all online – January 2011 – a series of video portraits of the entire 2010 event by Mousse Magazine
- Curators announced for Central Asian Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennal – October 2010 – read about the Central Asian Pavilion in Venice this year
- Multiple biennale-exhibiting female video artist Larissa Sansour shows a fresh view of Palestine – March 2009 – an entrancing nine minute video, orginally published on the Saatchi website, features a discussion that moves from the culinary to the political
- Bookmark this – Asia Art Archive Biennal calendar – September 2008 – Asia Art Archive keeps an up to date calendar and and a comprehensive overview of international biennials
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