July 6, 2010 - Taipei Fine Arts Museum - Taipei Biennial 2010
July 6, 2010

Taipei Biennial 2010

Taipei Biennial 2010
7 September – 14 November 2010

Grand Opening & Press Conference:
7 September 2010
info [​at​] taipeibiennial.org


September Events: 3 – 26 September 2010
Opening Week: 7 – 12 September 2010

Organizer: Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Curators: Hongjohn Lin, Tirdad Zolghadr

TB10 is reconsidering the biennial format through a number of structural proposals. Although we have no curatorial master plan to scream from the rooftops, a potential leitmotif is the question of what is distinctive of biennials today. What are the conditions of production a biennial creates, what can you do with a biennial that you cannot do with anything else.

Some working premises are as follows

TB08 Revisited: Avoiding the usual tabula rasa, TB10 will build on ideas and projects from previous Taipei Biennials. For example, a number of TB 2008 artists are invited to critically revisit their previous contributions.

Two More Years: Artists first approached for TB10 were involved in a wider curatorial discussion. This resulted in a transfiguration of TB10 into a two year process, leading to a series of smaller exhibitions 2012. The process will be sustained by an academic framework that is currently being finalized, ideally resulting in sustainable art-pedagogical infrastructure. Our partner is the Taipei Contemporary Art Center, a venue which actually began as a commissioned artwork by Jun Yang for TB 2008.

The Show: is deliberately restricted to 23 featured artists. Among the 37 artworks, nearly half are new commissions, many more are ambitious adaptations of older work. Much of the work is process-oriented, and a third is collaborative in some manner, with some 50 further artists being included via such collaborations.

Sputniks: Three critical companions are invited to consistently produce unsparing feedback, also amounting to interventions during TB10. The exercise hopes to upend the polarity of the corrupt intellectual vs innocent autonomy.

September Events: The ambitious events program will kick off before the exhibition, offering a more composite timeline than usual.

Artist Cinema: The screening program includes 35 films by 31 artists. The artist-designed cinema contraption offers the viewing conditions of a movie theatre.

Lecture Theater: Actors and actresses enact essays written by art critics and scholar. A performative effect and translational gaps are added to the original text for the local audience.

Taipei Art Spaces: Eights Taipei venues have articulated various levels of collaboration. These are neither parallel programs nor curated contributions, but unpredictable interfaces adopting different savors and criteria from case to case.

Artist List

Can Altay
Chang Yun-han
Chris Evans
Shahab Fotouhi
Mario García Torres
Christian Jankowski
Jao Chia-en
Silvia Kolbowski
Pak Sheung-chuen
Olivia Plender
Michael Portnoy
Allan Sekula
Larry Shao
Shi Jin-hua
Hito Steyerl
Wang Ya-hui
Claude Wampler
Wong Wai-yin
Carey Young

TB08 Revisited

Lara Almárcegui
Burak Delier


Taipei Fine Arts Museum
181, Zhong Shan N. Road, Sec. 3, Taipei 10461, Taiwan
Tel +886 2 2595 7656 fax +886 2 2585 1886

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