“Proregress” is the footwork of the ancient Chinese Taoist rituals, responding to the English title with this mysterious dance between advancing and retreating. “Proregress” hopes to surpass the Western binary opposition. The pace of walking will remind us of the importance of a new way of thinking, and culture will lead us to break through the paradox of public opinion.
Medina believes that the constant mixing of gains and losses, openness and fear, acceleration and feedback not only confirms the era of our forward and returning, but also the deeper color of public opinion that gives this era a special Sensibility. In this context we see that contemporary culture has become a scene of excess and powerlessness, overstepping and oppression, social action and nihilism, and contemporary art is made by fragments of different forces in society. The strange thing, it is the contradictory witness of the moment, it transforms and transforms the disputes and anxiety of different latitudes into the methods of subjective experience, helping the contemporary subjects in contradiction to adapt to the various forces in contemporary life. The Shanghai Biennale provides a framework for deepening the role of contemporary art society.”
“Proregress” is the English title of this Biennale, derived from a vocabulary created by American poet E. E. Cummings in poetry language experiments (W [Viva], verse 19, 1931). The term combines the meaning of “Progress” and “Regress”, reminiscent of the Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman describing today’s cultural expression as “the utopia of negation.” Negative, and named after “Retrotopia”.
In this regard, Medina pointed out that “our historical vision is nostalgic and limited by our judgment of our relationship with the past. And the relationship between our progress and retreat is not only how we will come from The past time-line reconciles hopes or fears, and it also affects the formation and enlargement of historical changes in this society; and this formation and amplification will in turn continue to influence the progress and retreat of various social agendas. In fact, we have long been accustomed to using historical time as a series of continuous swings about the moment of transition and stagnation, which is inconsistent with the ideas of optimists or pessimists. The differentities envisaged by secularized theology, we experience the present as we experience the mixed tides and powers of each other, which cannot be reduced to any single narrative about development, nor can we cater to the decay or prosperous prophecy. We witness There is a resurgence of many old studies of discrimination and obscurantism. No social transformation does not cause conflict. The development of feminism The challenge of new forms of female eroticism and gender-based violence. The geographical migration of the industrial economy to the east and south has triggered right-wing movements and xenophobia, as well as the vicious development of various religious and cultural fundamentalism. Cultural conflicts give body and family structure The experiment marks the imprint. The development of technical science shapes the prospect of our civilization and is inseparable from the dangers brought about by human climate change, which makes us face the threat of the end of the era. The development of China’s economy and the definition of cultural production The complexity of today’s world has an important coordinate role. The Shanghai Biennale is the ideal place for contemporary art to show its two-faced role – a perceptual critique of the dialectical relationship between liberation and power.
When talking about the selection of the works of this year’s Biennale, the curatorial team hopes to capture the ecstasy and excitement that Cummings acquired when it discovers the language resilience, and strives to explore the poetic attempts of the works in the global advancement and retreat relationship. The Shanghai Biennale enhances people’s perception of the current political, cultural, and economic impermanence through artistic practice and concrete works, thus shaping a new era of not saying idealistic narratives.
The 12th Shanghai Biennale has 67 artists/group artists from 26 countries, including 20 Chinese artists/groups and 31 Asian artists/groups. This year’s Biennale is also the first large-scale exhibition of contemporary Latin American artists in the history of the Shanghai Biennale.
The Man in the Play, 2018
Alexander Apostol’s creations focus on photography and video (including short and feature films). His work has been exhibited in several international exhibitions or institutions, including the Tate Gallery in London, the Queen Sofia Museum in Madrid, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the 2018 Gwangju Biennale, and the 2011 Venice Biennale.
Ruler and Rhythm Study, 2007
Jeff Dale Elek is an artist and musician. His installations and performances were exhibited at the 13th Documenta in Kassel (2012) and the Istanbul Biennale (2003/2011/2015). In 2017, he participated in the Venice Biennale on behalf of Turkey with the installation work ÇIN. In 2017 his solo album “Double Drum” was released by Subtext in Berlin.
Born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1959, Francis Ellis currently lives and works in Mexico. In his artistic practice, Ellis continues to ask questions about the themes of anthropology and geopolitics with a unique, poetic and imaginative perception, and to create works around the observation and participation of everyday life. As the artist himself stated, (the creation) is a scatter consisting of fragments, metaphors or fables.
The River of Attack, 2018,
Since the mid-1990s, Clementia Echeeveri has been inspired by the political and social contexts of his life, working on video installations, sounds and interactive creations. She has received numerous national and international awards, nominations and creative grants, including the London British Arts Council, the Daniel Langlo Foundation of Canada, and the Columbia Art Biennale Awards.
Robespierre Building, 2018
Before studying in Paris and Barcelona, Attiya lived in the Congo and South America for several years. His cross-cultural and interdisciplinary research explores how different societies view their own history, especially with regard to deprivation and suppression, violence and loss, and the experience of collective memory traceability. His sociocultural studies lead it to the concept of “repair”: describing an infinite process that is closely related to loss and wounding, recovery and misappropriation; repairing is much more than the subject itself, but is incorporated into nature, culture, mythology, and The evolution of history. In 2016, Atiyah created La Colonie in Paris to create a meeting space that accommodates eager discussions. La Colonie focuses on the decolonization of knowledge, attitudes, and practices, and is committed to removing barriers to knowledge through cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational approaches.
“Life Mask”, 2015/2018
As a visual artist and film director, Dalena is known for exposing the inequalities and injustices that continue to occur, especially in the Philippine society. Her commitment to safeguarding the rights of the people is not infringed by state power, which constitutes the basis of her creation.
“Evil / Good”, 2017
Claire Fontaine is named after a popular homework brand. She calls herself a “ready-made artist” and is committed to developing a new concept art that often sees the creations of others in her work. She grew up in an era of “authors are dead” and was willing to experiment with various collective creation agreements and create tools and mechanisms for sharing intellectual assets and private property.
Ayochin Napa Project, 2017
Forensic Building (FA)
FA is comprised of architects, artists, filmmakers, journalists, software development engineers, scientists, lawyers, and many other collaborators in various fields and disciplines. It is a research firm at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Founded in 2010 by Professor Ibn Weizmann, FA is dedicated to the development and dissemination of new forensic technologies and conducts in-depth architectural and media research on behalf of international prosecutors, human rights and civil society groups, and political and environmental justice organizations.
“2016: Museums, Money and Politics”, 2018
Andre Fraser combines performances, videos, sounds, installations, books and texts to conduct in-depth research into the social, financial and emotional economies of cultural institutions, sectors and groups.
“100 阮”, 1994
Alfredo Hal is an artist, architect and film director whose work is widely exhibited around the world. He has participated in many international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale (1986, 2007/2009/2013), the São Paulo Biennale (1987/1989/2010) and the Kassel Documenta (1987/2002). In 2018, he won the 11th Hiroshima Art Prize.
The creation of Boluspa Harpa is rooted in a detailed analysis of the declassified archives and leaked documents that were mainly interfered with by foreign countries in Chile and other Latin American countries (and Europe) during the Cold War. By dealing with defaced physical files, Halpa reveals the sad truth of these brutal interventions, while reflecting on the nature of the archives, the memory, and the cultural concepts of trauma. Her important solo exhibitions include: “Political Body: Open and Secret Archives”, Gabriela Mistral Art Museum of the University of Chile (2017); “In a small area of ours”, Buenos Aires Liz Museum of Latin American Art (2016); “Salco Effect”, Latin American House (2010). She has also participated in several international exhibitions, including “Arcade: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin”, Jewish Museum (New York, 2017); “Rebellion of the Exhibition – Aesthetic Strategies under the Oppression of Latin America”, MiG Ross Museum (Zurich, 2016), etc.
“Insert one less person”, 2016-2018
He graduated from the Concordia University Art Department (2006) with a master’s degree from the Art Institute of Chicago (2008). After returning to China in 2010, her work attempts to reflect the various (self) contradictions and (self) segregation within Chinese society and during dialogue with the outside world. She is also a prolific writer.
“Prussian Blue”, 2012-2014
Over the past three decades, Hu Xi Deman has re-allocated the former by integrating traditional painting thinking into the contemporary system. He has held solo exhibitions at galleries and galleries in the Americas and Europe, and has participated in international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale (2001), ARS 01 (2001, Helsinki) and the Santa Fe SITE Biennial (2014). His work can be found in “Vitamin P” (Felton Press), “100 Latin American Artists” (EXIT), and forthcoming by the publisher “Landscape in the Present” (D.A.P).
“I will live longer than you”, 2017
Claudia Martinez Garay
Claudia Martinez Gallai’s work focuses on Peru’s social and political memory and history, and how they are established in visual archives of official or unofficial propaganda, images and artifacts. She constructed a narrative and meaning in this image in her own paintings and installations.
Selected Works, 1971-
Alicia Mihai Gazcue
Alicia Mikhail Garcque’s creations include performances, paintings and paper works. Participated in group exhibitions including: “Exactly”, Espacio Mínimo Gallery (Madrid, 2018); “Urban Villagers”, Soria Museum (Montevideo, 2018); “Beyond My Feet” , Artium Museum (Victoria – Gascoyes, 2018); “The Strange Ring”, Boston Art Center (2009); Black and White, Hosfelt Gallery (New York, 2010).
Community Project, 2018
The 啾 group consists of three members, they are Fang Di, Ji Ji and Jin Hao Vanadium. The three young artists are the new generation of Shenzhen people who grew up in the immigrant city of Shenzhen. For them, Shenzhen is no longer the “place of earning money” in the eyes of their parents. They surround the “Shenzhen”, their own city, with young people. Re-examine and vocalize
“Two Falls in the Sky”, 2018
Leandro Katz is an artist, poet and filmmaker, especially known for his films. He created the art form of the alphabet and photographic equipment, and based on this, he has implemented many long-term projects related to Latin American historical studies, anthropology, visual arts and other topics, including the Catherine Plan, the Moon Phase Alphabet, Vortex, “The day you will love me” and so on.
Black 莺, 2016-2017
Kang Suki Seokyeong
Kangrui uses a variety of media such as devices and videos to expand the medium of painting to allow viewers to experience it. In her work, painting mediates in materiality, space, time, and narrative to form a set of visual (music) maps. In this way, she also outlines the structure and sequence of the different situations each individual faces in society.
Fernando Sánchez Castillo
Sanchez Castillo criticized the “monumental” discourse from multiple angles; in this criticism, he dissolved and dispelled his power and symbolic mechanism. His creation attempts to rewrite the narrative of history (herein referred to as “history of capitalism”), or at least let us have a clearer understanding of the complexity and traces of its history, and show that history is composed of many powers and multiple forces. Constructed.
“Invisible enemies should not exist” (“Restoration, Loss and Stolen” series), 2007-2018
Create between “solving problems” and “making troubles.”
Hunting Elephant and Leader, 2018
Alin Lange is a pioneer in Thai installation art. His creations are deeply entangled in the history, symbols and memories of Southeast Asia, and explore how social, economic and political changes affect individual life. What he is best at is revisiting historical materials, overlapping macroscopic and microscopic narratives in multiple eras, regions, and languages. His interest lies in the lesser-known parts of Thai history and how these histories interact with the present in the place and context of his practice.
Who is the bell ringing, 2017
Li Jizhong’s creation focuses on historical events, political systems, and ideologies; he responds to inherent political, historical statements, and codification through research, social engagement, and involvement. In 2016, he formally established the artist group “Everyone’s Archives”.
Shanghai Eclipse, 2018
Pablo Vargas Lugo
Pablo Vargas Lugo’s work covers a wide range of media such as installations, sculptures and videos. Since 1991, his work has been widely exhibited in Mexico, South America, the United States, and Europe. His recent exhibitions include: “Nayatunic Caves”, the West Gayros Studio Art Center (Cuernavaca, 2018); “Atlas”, Chopo Museum of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City, 2018).
Christina Lucas graduated from the Art School of Compton University in Madrid. From 2006 to 2007, she was a resident artist at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in the Netherlands. His important solo exhibitions include: “Transaction Transcend”, the Dagong Museum of Modern Art (Luxembourg, 2016); “Global Edge”, OK Art Center (Linz, 2016); “Light and Shadow Years”, May 2nd Art Center (Madrid , 2009).
Savage Economy, 2018
Miguel Ángel Rojas
Miguel Angel Rojas is a conceptual and sculptural artist whose work revolves around subjective experience, identity and politics. Its projects involve complaints of international drug trafficking and violence, with particular attention to the experience of marginalized groups.
As an electronic artist, Rafael Lozzano-Henmer is dedicated to creating a device between architecture and performing arts. He was the first artist to officially represent Mexico at the Venice Biennale. He has twice won the British Film Academy Award, a Bauhaus Award and a Canadian Governor’s Award.
Knight of the World, 2018
Lu Yang graduated from the New Media Art Department of the China Academy of Art with a bachelor’s degree. His work involves religion, biology, neuroscience, psychology, medical technology, etc., and uses media such as installation, programming, games, and video to show his work.
Air Pollution Group Map, 2018
Makarena Luis-Tagley’s paintings and sculptures are designed to explore the accuracy of the line of sight and to think about the ephemeral nature of light. His work has been exhibited at exhibitions and institutions such as the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale (2012), the New National Gallery (Berlin, 2014), and the Hamburg Railway Art Museum (Berlin, 2017).
Majid is an artist, writer and filmmaker. She has held solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Tate Modern, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Tate Liverpool Art Gallery, and the Netherlands National Security Intelligence Agency. Calder Award.
“Looking for the disappearing blood”, 2014
For over 50 years, Marani has been a senior female artist and has always been committed to exploring social, political and ecological issues. In 1969, she broke through the framework of classical painting and switched to experimental art with film and photography as the medium. In the 1980s, she continued to work on drama, temporary wall painting, erasing performances, and video/shadow performances.
“Qing Qing”, 2018
Mason’s work brings together different performers, poses, and symbols that are woven together into a controversial and sensitive network of historical writing and imaginative Westernization. He is dedicated to the decentralization and diversification of vision and perspective to explore the many ways in which colonial modernity influences contemporary subjective structures.
Conversation with… 2018
Mita’s creation has always focused on memories and history related to places and events. Her latest work, one of the exhibits of the Shanghai Biennale, “Dialogue with Albert Camus,” uses images related to places where Camus (the author of “outsiders” lived) to reflect and Summon the present and the past. His famous series “Scene” focuses on the landscape of the turbulent regions of history, while “Between Visible and Invisible” focuses on the glasses of important intellectuals of the 20th century. Excerpts from the exhibition: Manfred Foundation (2020); Paris Japanese Cultural Center (2018); “Tell me a story: locality and narrative”, Shanghai Bund Art Museum (2016); 10th Gwangju Biennale (2014) “We will meet in places where there is no darkness”, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2015); The 52nd Venice Biennale (2007).
“Death”, 2018, performing arts
Ilya Noe is a visual and performing artist – researcher, reverse walker, and loves “slow research” and “chaotic theory.” Born and raised in Mexico City, she traveled between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, tracking lines and building spaces with both hands and feet. Ilya Noe lives in Berlin now, she loves the city, intervenes in it and rotates in it.
“Nothing about Nothing”, 2018, Performing Arts
Reynier Leyva Novo
Renell Leyva Novo was invited to the Havana Biennale, the Venice Biennale and the Frestas Art Triennial. His work has been collected by many well-known institutions, including the Havana National Gallery, the Bronx Museum of Art in New York, the Gijon Museum and Sculpture Park in Washington, DC, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; Cisneros Fontanars Art Foundation (Europe) and Miami Perez Art Museum.
She uses a variety of media such as sculpture, performance, installation and photography to explore the subtleties of communication. She recently held a solo exhibition at the Perth Center for Contemporary Art (2018), the Brisbane Modern Art Center (2017-2018), and the Toronto Power Plant Art Gallery (2017). She also participated in the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco (SFMOMA, 2017-2018), the Gent Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art (SMAK, 2016), the Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2015), and the Guggenheim Museum (New York, 2014). Group exhibitions organized by institutions. In addition, her work was exhibited at the 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016) and the 54th Venice Biennale (2011).
Seth Price is a cross-border artist who explores contemporary concepts with a variety of media such as sculpture, music, writing and video. His work has been exhibited at exhibitions or institutions such as the Documenta in Kassel, the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennale, the London Centre for Contemporary Art, and the PS1 branch of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Recently, his retrospective “Social Integration” is being exhibited at the Amsterdam City Museum and the Munich Brandhaus Museum.
Let’s take the adventure #3, 2013-2017
Amaria Pickup exhibiting experience: “Collection 006: Materials and Boundaries – Sapukawa + Chiba Masaya”, Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, 2017); “Harmony of Disharmony”, Hiroshima City Museum of Modern Art (2015 ); “Roppongi intersection 2013: out of doubt”, Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, 2013).
In recent years, Qiu has traveled in the Central Plains area, looking at the land like a garden, trying to find his own “elephant cockroach” through the tiles left by the ancestors (Hakkas). Qiu’s works are collected by many art institutions or individuals and exhibited at home and abroad, including Tokyo, Daegu, Arles, Siegen, Brussels, Beijing and Guangzhou.
“Boomerang Time: From the Ocean Atoll to the Future Death Star”, 2013-
Uudam Tran Nguyen
Chen Wuda graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2001 and received a master’s degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2005. His work covers contemporary issues such as borders, environment, identity, technology, and especially robotics. His works are widely exhibited throughout the world.
“Self Drinking”, 2017
Morimura Taichang is obsessed with the form of “self-portrait”. From his earliest selfie, Self-Portrait – Van Gogh (1985), he transformed himself into a variety of subjects, especially classics in Western culture, including famous paintings, pop culture, or images in the mass media. His creation is based on an in-depth study of these images. His work not only challenges identity and gender, but also reflects on photography and the painting itself.
Rift Valley Crossing Project, 2015-2017
Simon Starling graduated from the Glasgow School of Art and taught at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt from 2003 to 2013. He won the Turner Prize in 2005 and the Hugo Boss Award in 2004; he represented Scotland in the Venice Biennale in 2003.
“One Ladder and One Man”, 2017
Born in Hong Kong in 1980, Donna is exploring the techniques of perception and constructing a series of complex scenes in which objects exist in their own relationship with their images, and the body succumbs to the temptation of space. In 2014, Donna was awarded the Asian Cultural Association’s Altius Scholarship and the Hong Kong Arts Development Award’s Art Rookie Award from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Recent exhibitions include: P-Scape Public Sculpture Project (Hong Kong, 2018); “Pretender”, VITRINE Space (London, 2017); “Eudemons”, Antenna Space (Shanghai, 2016); “Final Media”, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, 2016); “surrounding the audience”, New Art Museum Triennial (New York, 2015), and Busan Biennale (2014). Donna will be commissioned by the Shanghai Biennale to create a new performance.
Forest Law, 2014
Based on research, Ursula Bierman has traveled to the Amazon, the Arctic and other regions to investigate climate change, ecological issues such as mobile games, glaciers and forests. Her video works are exhibited at several museums and art biennales around the world.
Paul Tavares currently teaches in the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning in Brasilia. He is rich in writing and is a long-term partner of “Forensic Architecture”. Currently a researcher at the Canadian Building Research Center and a co-curator of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennale.
“New Winds after the Storm / Seven Great Sins”, 2018
Koizumi’s imaging installations are often based on scenes of performance and construction, exploring an important aspect of his native Japanese culture—the boundary between private and public. He studied at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London and the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include: “Battlefield”, Perez Art Museum (Miami, 2018); “Today my empire singing”, Hall Museum (Haarlem, 2016); “Portrait of a failed silence”, Contemporary National Autonomous University of Mexico Art Museum (Mexico City, 2015); “The sleepy voice will silence the dream”, Japan’s Maebashi Art Museum (2015) and so on. Recent group exhibitions include: “Key Mediation”, Asian Art Biennale (Taipei, 2017); “Restoration History”, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (Gwacheon, 2017); “Big Terrace”, Montreal Biennale, Canada (2016) )Wait.
Black and White – Malay, 2018
Xu Jiawei graduated from the French National Contemporary Art Studio in 2016. The work focuses on the mobility behind the creation of images, and through the establishment of events outside the lens, the relationship between people, matter and place that is not described by history is linked.
“Lack of Game”, 2018
He has received the 2016 Asian Cultural Association Visual Arts Awards. The important exhibitions include: “Solo Exhibition between Quiet and Induction”, Antenna Space. (Shanghai, 2014); “Intuition does not ask for the source”, Morning Art Space (Shanghai, 2014); “ON|OFF: The Concept and Practice of Chinese Young Artists”, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, 2013).
Xu Zheyu’s animation, video and installation works focus on the relationship between media and memory. For creators, whether it is personal intimacy or group memory, it is not only the experience that can be traced back through the media, but also the memory. How to be constructed with the process being viewed.
“Yes, the only way”, performing arts
Yang Fudong graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the China Academy of Art. Since the late 1990s, he has been engaged in the creation of video works. Whether it is photography, film or installation, he has created a unique cultural visual interpretation with multiple cultural perspectives and intertwined time and space experiences. His works have obvious multiple perspective features, discussing the structure and form of identity in mythology, personal memory and life experience. Each piece is a dramatic survival experience and a challenge. Yang Fudong participated in several important international contemporary art exhibitions such as Kassel Document (2002), Venice International Art Biennale (2003/2007), Asia-Pacific Contemporary Art Triennial (2006), Lyon Biennale (2013) and so on. . Yang Fudong will be commissioned to create a new work by the Shanghai Biennale.
Silencer #22: The Tchaikovsky Fifth Symphony of Silence, 2018
Yang Jiahui’s compositions, paintings, installations, broadcasts, and performances involve topics such as past and present issues such as military conflict, identity, immigration, and political boundaries. Sound and its cultural politics are at the heart of Yang Jiahui’s practice of multiple narratives and allusions. Yang Jiahui received a PhD (Composing) degree in music from Princeton University in 2013.
“Giant God Connection”, 2016-2017
Born in Taipei in 1969, Yao Ruizhong has a wide range of subjects, including photography, installation and painting. Photography is always the main artistic vocabulary. He has participated in international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale, Manchester Asian Art Triennial, Sydney Biennale, and won the Asia-Pacific Art Prize Public Award (Singapore) and the Cluster Art Award (Hong Kong).
Enrique Yezek explores the theme of violence and power with action and installation as the main medium. Recent solo exhibitions include: “Self-defense”, OSDE Foundation (Buenos Aires, 2018); “Potential Warnings”, former Teresa Monastery Center for Contemporary Art China (Mexico City, 2017). He has won the National Art Creator Fund of Mexico (2015) and the Buenos Aires Art Fair – Brazil Petroleum Visual Arts Award (2013).
“Bright Cave”, 2014-2018
Yuan Yuan graduated from the China Academy of Art and is known for his paintings. He paints a flat and dark architectural landscape through subtle and cumbersome brushstrokes. He has established a personal style based on figuration. His recent solo exhibition: “Alternative Reality”, Tezi Palace (Italy) Bergamo, 2018).
“The Sea of People”, 2013
Zhang graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She sees art as the possibility of games and individuals reacting to each situation, rather than visual aesthetic production. The works are created and exhibited in China, Japan, and the United Kingdom. She is also a member of the Japanese art group TEAM YAMEYO.
“Spiegel” series, 2017-2018
Zhang Xuzhan’s artistic practice uses animation as the main medium, and thus expands the possibilities of viewing experience. In recent years, he has combined his childhood experience with the funeral culture rooted in the family’s traditional skills, and has responded to contemporary life experiences while exploring various reflections in cultural mobility.
“Shanghai “Bottom of the Bed” Art Common Sense Quiz”, 2018
Zhang Jiali and Zheng Yimin
C&G is an art group composed of Clara CHEUNG and Cheng Yee Man, Gum (Cheng Yimin) who founded the art space “C&G Artpartment” in Hong Kong in 2007. C&G has always been eager to focus on Hong Kong’s local art ecology and respond to social and cultural issues with artistic creation. They are good at creating art in a way that is ridiculous and roaring. Most of their planned activities are characterized by collective participation, and they are discussed around the current art ecology and social events in Hong Kong. The “Shanghai “Bottom Bottom” Art Common Sense Quiz Competition”, which was planned for the Shanghai Biennale, was held at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (PSA) in mid-September and will be presented in the form of video installations.
“My father’s favorite game (turns over the sky)”, 2018
According to Mr. Yoshiyuki’s works, daily objects are used as basic materials, and important issues of contemporary society such as consumer culture, globalization and ecological environment are discussed. He also visually expresses the complex disputes in his hometown Okinawa. There are many sharp ideas and superb skills, which enlighten the audience in silence.
Eight scenes, 2015
Siren Eun Young Jung
Zheng Enyi studied visual arts and feminist theory at Ewha Women’s University in Korea and Leeds University in the UK. Her creation focuses on how the desires of unnamed individuals yearn for intersections with current events and how such contacts turn into resistance, history, and politics. She is also constantly trying to expand the feminist art language. One of her most important projects is the “Dongdouchuan Project” (2007-2009), a question about the life and fate of female residents in the Dongdouchuan US military base. Since 2008, she has devoted herself to the creation of a female national drama actor in the creation of the female national drama (yeoseong gukgeuk, Korean traditional opera). With this project, she has won the Seoul Hermes Foundation Art Award (2013), the New Capital Art Award (2015) and the Korean Art Award (2018). Zheng Enzhen lives and works in Seoul and has delivered numerous speeches at Ewha Women’s University, Sungkyunkwan University, and Korea National University of the Arts.
Dream Book, 2016
Zhu Xi graduated from the Inter-media College of the China Academy of Art and stayed as a professional teacher. His works are diverse in style, including painting, space installation, and sound multimedia.
Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art
Founded on October 1, 2012, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art is the first public contemporary art museum in mainland China and the main venue for the Shanghai Biennale.
It is located on the Huangpu River in the mother river of Shanghai, with a building area of 41,000 square meters, an exhibition area of 15,000 square meters, and a maximum cantilever of 27 meters. The 165-meter chimney is both a city landmark and an independent exhibition space in Shanghai.
The Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art was transformed from the former Nanshi Power Plant. During the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, it was once the “Urban Future Pavilion”. It has witnessed the urban changes in Shanghai from the industrial to the information age, and its rugged industrial architectural style has provided artists with rich imagination and creative possibilities.
As the “production workshop” of the new urban culture, it is the life of this museum that constantly renews itself and keeps itself in progress. The Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art is working hard to provide the public with an open platform for contemporary cultural and artistic display and learning; to eliminate barriers to art and life; to promote cooperation and knowledge production between different cultures and arts.