KADER ATTIA 'Traditional Repair, Immaterial Injury' 2014
10/11/2018 - 10/03/2019
The Shanghai Biennale (launched for the first time in 1996) is the most established and influential international biennale of contemporary art of China. It is, as well, one of the most important biennales in Asia. It changes theme every two years taking Shanghai as its primary focus. It gathered the most talented and cutting-edge international curators and artists at the pinnacle of the industry exploring the ultimate connection between art and the public and urban life and becoming a large-scale biennale platform in Shanghai for the exhibition of contemporary art pieces and exchange. For the Chinese title the Chief Curator Medina and the curatorial team chose the concept of “禹步”(Yubu), the basic mystic dance of Taoist ritual in ancient China. It is a vigorous dance step implies values of artworks and inspirations for mankind, in an era of complexity. This Biennial explores the way contemporary artists discuss and evoke the ambivalent nature of our time. It presents works by 67 artists and artist groups from 26 countries, including 20 from China, 31 from Asia, and for the first time works by Latin American artists.