11. Taipeh Biennale

17. November 2018 - 10. März 2019

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

Kuratoren: Mali Wu & Francesco Manacorda


Post-Nature - Ein Museum als Ökosystem

Die von Mali Wu und Francesco Manacorda kuratierte 11. Edition der Taipeh Biennale findet vom 17. November 2018 bis zum 10. März 2019 statt. Mit dem Titel Post-Nature — A Museum as an Ecosystem als ihrem Ausgangspunkt werden sich die Kuratoren mit verschiedenen Modellen von Ökosystemen auseinandersetzen, insbesondere mit der Bedeutung der gegenseitigen Abhängigkeit und wie diese Form der Arbeit zu einem ganzheitlichen Gemeinwohl beiträgt.
Kuratoriales Statement ►

Für die Taipeh Biennale 2018 haben die Kuratoren vor, das Taipeh Fine Arts Museum in eine Plattform für multidisziplinäre Diskussionen über Ökologie zu verwandeln und Umweltfragen durch internationale Künstlerperspektiven zu beleuchten. Da die globalen Umweltprobleme immer komplexer und gravierender werden, können Fragen der Ökologie nicht mehr nur die Aufgabe einer einzigen Disziplin sein. So wie viele natürliche Systeme eng miteinander verbunden und sogar voneinander abhängig sind, können sich auch die Disziplinen gegenseitig beeinflussen.

As Francesco Manacorda explains, this biennial is not just concerned with addressing ecological issues inside a museum - rather it is a fresh attempt to further ecological consciousness as a way of thinking. One approach Manacorda cites is to consider ecology on an extended timeline, taking the welfare of future generations into account. With natural resources in short supply, and environmental crises fast developing, issues of ecology should be commonly and publicly considered at the present time - as debate at a later stage may not be possible. Through works by diverse practitioners, this biennial attempts to project into future timeframes.

The list of biennial participants has entered the stage of final confirmation, and the curators have included not only visual artists, but also NGOs, activists, film and documentary makers, architects and other non-visual artists, in a network of interdependent and cross-pollinating positions. By presenting non-traditional creatives in the TFAM galleries, instead of programming these as exterior satellite events, the curators will attempt to break the conventional boundaries between artists and non-artists, with the aim of enhancing discussion and knowledge exchange. Curator Mali Wu notes that the exhibition spaces will be divided according to the concept of an “eco-lab,” aiming to highlight the interactivity of information, encourage the participatory model and to redefine the roles and functions of the exhibition spaces. The labs will develop organically as the exhibition unfolds, becoming interdisciplinary hubs of knowledge.

KE Chin-Yuan, 1993 Sever Coastal Erosion Causing the Collapse of a Seaside Fortress at Bali Coast, Taipei, 1993

Manacorda has remarked that he appreciates the support of TFAM, which has given the curators considerable freedom to develop their ideas. In the process of determining the theme of this year’s Taipei Biennial, both the curators and the museum sought to expand the functions and the definition of the museum to the greatest possible extent. By exploring ecology issues in-depth, they hope to practice commitment to society, culture and the world.

The theme of A Museum as an Ecosystem, TFAM director Ping Lin stressed, highlights the museum’s function of “knowledge production.” By conveying information in the museum and leading the transformation of viewers from awareness to identification, the ultimate goal is for many people to put environmental values into practice in their lives. In the Taipei Biennial 2018, the museum hopes to serve as an active platform of discourse, forming connections among issues and forging bridges among disciplines.


Veranstalter:
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
181 Zhongshan North Road
Section 3, Zhongshan District
Taipei 10461
Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-2595-7656
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Website der Taipeh Biennale
https://www.taipeibiennial.org

Pressekontakt:
International & Public Relations Office des TFAM
Johnny Ho - johnny(at)tfam.gov.tw

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© Bild oben: HUANG Hsin-Yao, Kontaktdrucke des Pai-leng Kanals, 2018, Einkanalvideo. Courtesy Künstler und Taipei Fine Arts Museum

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