Raqs Media Collective Reveals 92 Artists Chosen for Shanghai Biennale

There are seven guest-curated sections.

Hu Xiangqian, The Labor Song I Night (2016).
Hu Xiangqian, The Labor Song I Night (2016). Courtesy Shanghai Biennale.

The 11th Shanghai Biennale, curated by Delhi’s Raqs Media Collective, has announced the 92 artists to be included in the upcoming edition, “Why Not Ask Again? Arguments, Counter-arguments and Stories,” which is slated to open in November.

In addition to the Raqs-curated main exhibition, the biennial also features seven guest-curated sections, organized by Didem Yazıcı (Istanbul), Ivan Isaev (Moscow), Liu Tian (Hangzhou), Mouna Mekounar (Paris), Sabih Ahmed (Delhi), Srajana Kaikini (Bangalore) and Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi (Lagos).

Ayesha Jatoi, <i>Clothesline</i> (2006). Courtesy Shanghai Biennale.

Ayesha Jatoi, Clothesline (2006). Courtesy Shanghai Biennale.

The show’s title is inspired by filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak’s film Arguments, Counter-Arguments & Stories (1974), which centers on a debate between an intellectual and a group of peasant and student rebels.

The biennale’s main venue, opened in 2012, is in a former power plant. The rest of the show will take place in various locations throughout the city, including the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, the Good Choice Bakery, and Shanghai Concert Hall Square, among others.

Liu Wei, <i>Panorama</i> (2016). Photo Jackal Lau ©Liu Wei Studio

Liu Wei, Panorama (2016). Photo Jackal Lau ©Liu Wei Studio


The artist list:

Agan Harahap
Aki Sasamoto
Anawana Haloba
Ayesha Jatoi
Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde & Salome Asega
Azadeh Akhlaghi
Bahar Behbahani
Bianca Baldi
Cell Art Group
Chen Zhe
Christian Bumbarra Thompson
Christine Sun Kim
Desire Machine Collective
Etel Adnan
Fabrice Monteiro
Farzana Ahmed Urmi
Forensic Oceanography
Gagandeep Singh
Georges Adéagbo
Graham Harwood/YoHa
Ha Bik Chuen
Hao Jingban
Heidi Voet
Hu Xiangqian
István Zsíros
Jagdeep Raina
Jefferson Pinder
John Gerrard
Karl Max
Kendell Geers
Khaled Barakeh
Lee Mingwei
Lena Zubtsova
Liao Fei
Lin Ke
Phuong Linh Nguyen
Lisa Tan
Liu Wei
Liu Yujia
Lu Pingyuan
Ma Haijiao
Mao Chenyu
Marina Androsovich
Matts Leiderstam
Moinak Biswas
Müge Yilmaz
Navjot Altaf
Nicholas Wells
Nikolaus Hirsch/Michel Müller
Olivier de Sagazan
Olu Oguibe
Patty Chang
Peter Piller
Rabin Mondal
Radical Space
Rafiqul Shuvo
Rheim Alkadhi
Robin Meier
Ross Manning
Sammy Baloji
Sener Özmen
Simone Fattal
Sofya Staune
Sohrab Hura
Sun Yuan & Peng Yu
Surabhi Sharma & Tejaswini Niranjana
Susanne Kriemann
Takashi Arai
Tao Hui
Taus Makhacheva
Theo Eshetu
Tomás Saraceno
Verina Gfader
Vinu V.V.
Vishal K. Dar
Wang Gongxin
Wang Haichuan
Yang Zhenzhong
Yazan Khalili
Yin Yi
Yu Ji
Zheng Bo
Zheng Chongbin
Zhou Zixi

The 11th Shanghai Biennale, “Why Not Ask Again? Arguments, Counter-arguments and Stories,” will be on view at Power Station of Art, Shanghai, November 11, 2016–March 12, 2017.

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