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  • Shen Fan, Landscape: A Tribute to Huang Binhong, 2006. Installation view, Shanghai Art Museum.

    Shen Fan, Landscape: A Tribute to Huang Binhong, 2006. Installation view, Shanghai Art Museum.

    the 6th Shanghai Biennale

    Shanghai Art Museum | 上海美术馆

    SINCE ITS EVOLUTION in 2000 from a local museum show to a self-consciously international exposition, the Shanghai Biennale has functioned as an index of the contemporary art scene in China and the institutional system that has come to undergird it. That year marked the third biennial, the first with any foreign content, as Matthew Barney appeared alongside a slew of local ink painters to demonstrate Shanghai’s, and China’s, emergence onto the world stage. It is no secret that most of the international biennials and triennials founded in the 1990s flurry are ridden with chamber-of-commerce

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