The 20th Biennale of Sydney has selected a total of 83 artists, including six from Taiwan, to showcase forward-thinking artworks from March 18 through June 5.
Under the theme "The Future Is Already Here — It's Just Not Evenly Distributed,” the biennale consists of seven venues spanning museums, art galleries, and public spaces with different motifs to present artworks from 35 countries.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, artists Chen Chieh-jen (陳界仁), Lee Ming-wei (李明維), Yao Jui-chung (姚瑞中), Tsai Char-wei (蔡佳葳), Chen Yin-ju (陳瀅如), and Tsai Wan-shuen (蔡宛璇) will install their works at seven different venues.
Their works include the mix-media interactive installation "Guernica in Sand (如沙的格爾尼卡)” by Lee, the occult-driven diagram series "Liquidation Maps (屠學錶)” by Chen Yin-ju, the short film "Realm of Reverberations — The Suspended Room (殘響世界 - 被懸置的房間) by Chen Chieh-jen, and Tsai Wan-shuen's audio-visual collaboration with French sound artist Yannick Dauby "Listening to the Atayal in Taoshan (聽見桃山).”
Three site-specific artworks by Tsai Char-wei ― "Spiral Incense Mantra (香鐘咒 - 百字明),” "A Dedication to Those Who Have Passed Through Mortuary Station (獻給雪梨殯儀車站的計畫),” and "Spiral Incense Bardo (中陰)” ― will also be installed at the Mortuary Station, a biennale-designated venue, to reflect her medication on life and death.
Tsai Wan-shuen, Chen Chieh-jen, and Yao will hold artist talks during the biennale, while Lee will scatter the sands from his "Guernica in Sand” and ask viewers to participate in the performance of reshaping the painting in mid-April.
The Ministry of Culture is a proud sponsor of the 20th Biennale of Sydney.
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