The China Post
Date: October 5, 2016
By: Dimitri Bruyas
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taipei Fine Arts Museum (臺北市立美術館) is currently hosting a five-month artistic
program interweaving exhibitions, performances, screenings, symposiums, readings, conferences and workshops in collaborations with various cultural and educational institutions from Taiwan for the Taipei Biennial 2016 (臺北雙年展).
Titled “Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future” (當下檔案‧未來系譜：雙年展新語), the international event explores the museum’s role in encouraging knowledge through research and multi-disciplinary practices in light of current cultural paradigm shifts.
To this extent, guest curator Corinne Diserens has gathered more than 80 artists who will commit to “perform the archives, perform the architecture (and) perform the retrospective” through exhibitions, artistic experimentations, films, debates, performances and conferences aimed at better understanding our present and its implications for our future.
With the production, co-production, and presentation of a large number of new artwork, films and performances from Taiwanese, Southeast/East Asian, and international artists, the biennial has become a major actor in supporting contemporary art in Taiwan. [FULL STORY]