Nov 10 2016
Nguyen Phuong Linh at Shanghai Biennale 2016, China: November 12, 2016 – March 12, 2017
With its first edition launched in 1996, Shanghai Biennale was the first international biennale dedicated to contemporary art in mainland China. Over the past 19 years, it has held highly its mission to support academic and creative innovation, and with an open perspective has been concerned with cultural change and the direction of innovation in the context of globalization, evolving into a significant platform for international art exchange and presentation. In the current global circumstance of strong interconnection, the 11th Shanghai Biennale attaches itself to exploring possibility for ‘South-South cooperation,’ and by such exploration seeks to present an art world that traverses the dividing boundary between the East and the West and embraces radiating variety.
The Biennale’s curators from Raqs Media Collective, who straddle diverse roles in creative and curatorial work and research processes, envisage the Biennale to be a destination for many different kinds of exploration and investigation as well as a launching pad for new visions and ideas.