June 19, 2018 - Taiwan Biennial - Gong Jow-Jiun and Chou Yu-Ling appointed curators of the 2018 edition
 
June 19, 2018

Taiwan Biennial

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Gong Jow-Jiun and Chou Yu-Ling appointed curators of the 2018 edition
Under the title Wild Rhizome

Taiwan Biennial
No. 2, Sec. 1, Wu Chuan West Road, West District
Taichung 40359
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Taiwan
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 5pm–9am,
Saturday–Sunday 6pm–9am

T +886 4 2372 3552
artnet@art.ntmofa.gov.tw

www.ntmofa.gov.tw
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Gong Jow-Jiun and Chou Yu-Ling appointed curators of the 2018 edition
Under the title Wild Rhizome

Taiwan Biennial
No. 2, Sec. 1, Wu Chuan West Road, West District
Taichung 40359
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Taiwan
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 5pm–9am,
Saturday–Sunday 6pm–9am

T +886 4 2372 3552
artnet@art.ntmofa.gov.tw

www.ntmofa.gov.tw
Facebook / YouTube

2018 Taiwan Biennial, presented by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, will open on September 22 this year. The 6th edition of Taiwan Biennial is continuing with last year's model of building a curatorial team around two curators to undertake multilevel research, experiment and interdisciplinary collaboration.

2018 Taiwan Biennial will be co-curated by guest curator GONG Jow-Jiun and NTMOFA in-house curator CHOU Yu-Ling. GONG began curating in 2013 and organized Are We Overworked? for Eslite Gallery in Taipei in 2013. In 2014, he founded Art Commons Tainan, using translating, sharing and linking as the methodology to host several East Asia international exchange programs. He co-curated Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition - The Return of Ghosts with TAKAMORI Nobuo in 2014 and served as chief curator for the 2017 Soulangh International Contemporary Art Festival - Kau-Puê, Mutual Companionship in Near Future. CHOU specializes in the development of visual arts and moving image culture in Taiwan. In 2016, she organized the Meeting point of the Museum and the Moving Images lecture series, which explored the role of moving images practices in contemporary art. In 2017, she curated Hardcore Rally with Hantoo Art Group from the perspective of reconstructing ethos of artistic communities and art history.

The official theme of 2018 Taiwan Biennial has been set as Wild Rhizome. Following this theme, the exhibition will explore the organization of contemporary art in Taiwan, examining if there exists a way for art to take shape by “neither top down nor bottom up, but springing up like wild grasses from interstitial crevices.” The artistic realms that are positioned in these interstitial crevices, that are self-formed or born out of heterogeneous zones are exactly those pursued in this edition. Springing up between creative processes in nature, cultures and communities and taking roots in various art initiatives are themes that will be generated from artists' imagination—wild lands, wild bodies, wild images and wild tribes—as they strive to present starkly different topologies in contemporary art.

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Emily Wang: T +886 4 2372 3552, #133

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