Asia Art Archive

A possible world: Taipei Biennale
By Lydia Ngai, Head Librarian
Venues: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Art Park, Taipei Brewery, Zhongxiao Xinsheng MRT Station, PDP in MRT, Taipei Arena/Taipei Screen.

中譯摘要:
《台北雙年展:一個有可能的世界》
2008台北雙年展的兩位策展人,徐文瑞及瓦西夫‧寇東,針對人類目前居住的這個”新自由資本主義”全球化世界做深入地探討。由奧利佛‧雷斯勒所策展的「世界大一同」,帶領的12位無政府主義者的藝術家/團體,相當有企圖心地說明反全球化行動。可以看到一群無政府主義的藝術家在博物館內這樣展示他們的宣言並且記錄他們的社會行為,是件非常令人驚豔的事情。

For the Taipei Biennale 2008, the curators, Manray Hsu and Vasif Kortun, have launched an inquiry into the ‘neo-liberal Capitalist’ globalized world that we are now living in. Despite the larger-than-life messages, the biennale is often playful because of witty choices of artists and artworks. Most works can be read as political statements tinted with various intensities of humour. The section ‘A World Where Many Worlds Fit’, curated by Oliver Ressler, brought 12 anarchist artists/groups into the venue and is an ambitious attempt to illustrated counter-globalization movements. It is amazing to see a group of cooperative anarchists orderly displaying their statements and records of their social actions in a museum!

http://www.aaa.org.hk/newsletter_detail.aspx?newsletter_id=557

http://universes-in-universe.de/car/taipei/eng/2008/index.htm