Curadores: Liu Ding, Carol Lu Yinghua
Liu Ding es artista y curador, residente en Beijing. Ha participado en bienales internacionales como la Bienal de Estambul 2015, Bienal de Shanghai 2014, Bienal de Taipei 2012, Pabellón de China en la Bienal de Venecia 2009, y la Trienal de Guangzhou 2005.
Carol Lu Yinghua es candidata a un doctorado de Historia del Arte de la Universidad de Melbourne y directora del Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum. Es editora colaboradora de Frieze magazine y fue co- directora artística de la Bienal de Gwangju 2012.

Artistas:
Daniel García Andújar, Adam Avikainen, Paul Chan, Yorkson (Yimin Chen), Paul Drissen, Karsten Födinger, Marina Gioti, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Lukáš Jasanský and Martin Polák, Jia Chun, Stanya Kahn, Inmi Lee, Simon Leung, Lin Gang, Lin Yilin, Lu Zhiqiang, Tomáš Rafa, Grace Schwindt, Yuan Yunsheng, The Phantom Modern (curador: Yongwoo Lee; participantes: Jae Oon Rho, SoYoung Kim/Kim Jeong, Jane Jin Kaisen, Kyung-man Kim).


Crossroads intenta replicar un dilema irresoluble. No es algo imposible ganar consuelo emocional retornando al pasado, o predecir el futuro detectando signos de retornos históricos. Tampoco avanzar significa encontrar un horizonte con el que podamos contar. Crossroads es escepticismo frente a evasiones, frente a soluciones y a objetivos a largo plazo. La exposición propone ofrecer una mirada sobre la situación actual de confusión y de situarse en el centro, aún sin tener una salida viable.

The left-wing literary magazine Crossroads founded by Lu Xun and Feng Xuefeng in December 1931, and the movie Crossroads directed by realist film artist Shen Xiling in 1937, were literary and artistic practices that made attempts at offering emergency solutions to crisis against particular social backgrounds. Today, we are confronted with a reality of multiple plights that are constantly described as “states of emergencies” and “omnipresent uprising of wars” (these predicaments are made known to us by being referred to through comparisons to historical experiences, for examples, refugee camps being compared to concentration camps). The situations and challenges are not simpler, nor more complicated.

The universalization of conservatism and egoism in the current global politics, which continuously affirm and validate each other through their different manifestations in various contexts, makes it even harder for the already trapped liberalist humanistic values to make any breakthrough. “Crossroads” in the first Bienal de Anren is neither about “mobilization” nor singling out a commitment to revolution as the absolutely positive outlook. Rather, it is skeptism towards escapes, solutions and the long-termed objectives. Crossroads as we would like to explore in this exhibition is a recognition of and gaze at a situation of confusion and of being in the center yet having no way out.

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© Traducción del inglés: Universes in Universe)

1ª Bienal de Anren 2017

28 octubre 2017 - 28 febrero 2018

Anren, Chengdu
Provincia de Sichuan, China

Título: Today's Yesterday

Dirección artística: Lu Peng

Cuatro exposiciones curadas por:
Marco Scotini, Liu Ding & Carol Lu Yinghua, Liu Jie & Lu Jing, Lan Qingwei & Du Xiyun

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