Raqs Media Collective Reveals 92 Artists Chosen for Shanghai Biennale
There are seven guest-curated sections.
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).
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.
The artist list:
Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde & Salome Asega
Cell Art Group
Christian Bumbarra Thompson
Christine Sun Kim
Desire Machine Collective
Farzana Ahmed Urmi
Ha Bik Chuen
Phuong Linh Nguyen
Nikolaus Hirsch/Michel Müller
Olivier de Sagazan
Sun Yuan & Peng Yu
Surabhi Sharma & Tejaswini Niranjana
Vishal K. Dar
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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