Shanghai - Biennial

The 11th Shanghai Biennale: City Projects

Power Station of Art

11 Nov 201612 Mar 2017

Infra-Curatorial Platform

The ‘Infra-Curatorial’ constellation represents arguments inside the overall arc of the argument of our curatorial work. They are moments of ventilation, pause, expansion and relay. They represent conversations that spill out from within Raqs to others who are thinking and imagining the world along resonant or even dissonant lines.

Theory Opera

When theory gets to work, it sings. This edition of Shanghai Biennale takes questions as an attitude, a form of life. The ‘Theory Opera’ is a kind of discursive form that one could see as an orchestration of major and minor modes in thought and speculation, voiced in ways that marry the heft of philosophy to the cadence of opera. Raqs Media Collective will invite the previous PSA emerging curator’s program prize winner, art workers Yao Meng Xi and Liu Tian, here to Shanghai to develop an exciting programme.

4 Terminals: Points of Connection and Amplification

The terminal is a key feature of the Biennale. It is also Raqs’ way of recognizing the ability that artists in the contemporary world have to act as shapers of discourse, and as engines and 11th Shanghai Biennale 11th Shanghai Biennale 49 pilots of the imagination.

The first round of Terminals are:
• Ivana Franke (Germany)
• Regina José Galindo (Guatemala)
• Marjolijn Dijkman (Netherlands)
• MouSen + MSG (China)

Swatch and Power Station of Art present: Grain God Narrative
Artists: Roman Stolyar, Cédric Van Parys, Jean-Charles Kien
Date Oct 22, 2016 – Feb 14, 2017
Venue Swatch Art Peace Hotel
Address 23 East Nanjing Road.

51 Personae

The Call for 51 Personae went out on May 1 in the Labour Daily Newspaper, and on the web page of the Shanghai Biennale, and is circulating in a major way in Chinese Social Media. People with amazing and unique stories, special interests and experiences – all citizens of Shanghai – will enter the space  of attention that the Biennale provides to give it depth and energy.

  • Liu Wei, Panorama, 2016 Liu Wei, Panorama, 2016
  • Vishal K Dar. Maruts — Storm Deities Site-specific installation with beam lights and reflection pool 2016 (New Commission) Presented by the Gujral Foundation, Delhi PSA installation view Vishal K Dar. Maruts — Storm Deities Site-specific installation with beam lights and reflection pool 2016 (New Commission) Presented by the Gujral Foundation, Delhi PSA installation view
  • Wang Haichuan Seven Days Installation 2013 PSA installation view Wang Haichuan Seven Days Installation 2013 PSA installation view

Special Events

Destination: Shanghai
Where: Mutual Aid Society
Type: Opening
Destination: Shanghai
Where: Exhibition Hall 5
Type: Lecture

Eisenstein and Bergson in Three Acts

Destination: Shanghai
Where: Exhibition Hall 4
Type: Lecture

Eisenstein and Bergson in Three Acts

Destination: Shanghai
Where: Theatre, 3F
Type: Lecture

An Excellent Excuse

Destination: Shanghai
Where: Power Station of Art
Type: Lecture

Master Knife Sharpener

Destination: Shanghai
Where: SilkScreen Printing Studio
Type: Lecture

Printing Interactive Space

Destination: Shanghai
Where: Education Hub, 2F
Type: Lecture

Constructing Form from Movement

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ESTABLISHED:
2012

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