Voted as one of the top ten publicly run exhibitions in 2019 by Taiwan's Artist Magazine (藝術家雜誌社), the 2019 Asian Art Biennial won praise for its rich and profound exhibition content. While the biennial will be on view through Feb. 9 at the Taichung-based National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, several featured artists will be traveling to Singapore for additional screenings and forums on Feb. 1 and 2.
Last December, the featured artists and curatorial team of Singapore Biennale 2019 came to Taichung's National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts to display their artworks, hold screenings, and exchange ideas through forums.
The opportunity saw many well-acclaimed artists and curators visit Taiwan, including Director of Curatorial, Programmes and Publications of Singapore Art Museum June Yap, Singapore Biennale 2019 curator Anca Mihulet, Thai curator Vipash Purichanont, Artistic Director of Singapore Biennale 2019 Patrick Flores, Polish artist Karolina Bregula, and Filipino-American artist Miljohn Ruperto.
There should be no geographical limitations when it comes to the arts. Therefore, as curators of the Taiwan-based 2019 Asian Art Biennial, Hsu Chia-wei (許家維) and Ho Tsu Nyen (何子彥) will lead participating artists to return the favor by visiting National Gallery Singapore.
The two-day exchange will showcase the following 2019 Asian Art Biennial artists and their artworks:
• Ting Chaong-wen (丁昶文) — "Virgin Land"
• Liu Yu (劉玗) — "Salvation Mountain"
• Liu Chuang (劉窗) — "Bitcoin Mining and Field Recordings of Ethnic Minorities"
• Park Chan-kyong (朴贊景) — "Chun-sang-yeol-cha-bun-ya-jido" & "Night Fishing"
• Ming Wong (黃漢明) — "Bloody Marys: Song of the South Seas"
• Yuichiro Tamura (田村友一郎) — "Milky Mountain"
Taiwanese artist Wang Hong-kai (王虹凱) will also be holding a lecture-performance workshop titled "This is no country music." After the workshop, National Gallery Singapore curators Lisa Horikawa, Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, and Goh Sze Ying, together with Singaporean curator Kenneth Tay, will gather for a discussion.