Dates : 10 NOV 2018 - 10 MAR 2019
Venue : China, Shanghai, Huangpu District, 200 Huayuangang Road, Power Station of Art
12th edition of 《Shanghai Biennale》 is curated by Chief curator, Cuauhtémoc Medina(b. 1965, Mexico City), Co-curator, María Belén Sáez de Ibarra, Yukie Kamiya and Wang Weiwei. It now soon to open in Huanpu Distric in Shanghia from 10 NOV.
This 12th edition’s theme is constant combination of gain and loss, openness and fear, acceleration and reaction, which defines our era of “proregression”, also exists as a sensibility characterized by profound ambivalence. In this context, contemporary culture appears as a complex site of reflection defined by excess and powerlessness, transgression and repression, social activism and many brands of nihilism.
In it, Contemporary art appears as a production of singularity and refinement made of fragments of the social debris, encapsulating conflicting forces. “Proregress” provides a framework to explore the role of contemporary art as a means by which the struggles and anxieties of many different latitudes are reflected and turned into subjective experience, training the contemporary subject in the ambivalence the allows us to tolerate the contradictory forces of contemporary life. And Artworks stays with/out us as witnesses of the ambivalence of the present. The ‘gain and loss’ will exist from this autumn to next new spring.