previews

  • Fei-Hao Chen, Family Documents in Translation: Soldiers Before the Taiwan Gokoku Shrine, 2016, ink-jet print, 5 × 7".
    From the Taipei Biennial.

    Taipei Biennial

    Taipei Fine Arts Museum
    181, Zhongshan North Road, Section 3
    September 10 - February 5

    Curated by Corinne Diserens

    Eschewing lofty ruminations or far-future speculation, the tenth edition of the Taipei Biennial keeps things local, focusing on archive construction. Held at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, among the most established institutions for the promotion of contemporary art in the Asia-Pacific region, the show will have a generative home base for reflecting on and critiquing practices of institutional bureaucracy. More than seventy individual artists and groups will present works of visual art, dance, performance, music, and film; these offerings will be coupled with symposia, workshops, and what are described as “editorial platforms,” the last addressing the increasingly urgent need for the writing and discussion of art histories beyond those presently regarded as mainstream. Supplementing the general themes of historicization and the archive will be a satellite retrospective of the history of the biennial from 1996 to 2014.