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An Embodiment of Ecological Issues: 11th edition of Taipei Biennial to focus on environmental matter

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The centre of upcoming Taipei Biennial, titled “Post-Nature—A Museum as an Ecosystem” will be the creation of a platform for multi-disciplinary discussions of ecology, and to shed light on environmental issues through international artists’ perspectives. Behind the curatorial strategy of the biennial, open to public from November 17, 2018 – March 10, 2019 at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM), the curators Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda.

As global environmental problems become increasingly complex, issues of ecology are no longer the responsibility of one single discipline. In the same way that many natural systems are closely connected and even interdependent, the disciplines can also become mutually influential: this is why in the list of biennial participants the curators have included not only visual artists, but also NGOs, activists, film and documentary makers, architects and other non-visual artists, in a network of interdependent and cross-pollinating positions.
As Francesco Manacorda explained, this biennial is not just concerned with addressing ecological issues inside a museum – rather it is a fresh attempt to further ecological consciousness as a way of thinking.

The 11th edition of Taipei Biennial will officially open to the public on November 17, 2018. The event will be preceded by two days of private preview, open exclusively to media and art professionals from 15 to 16 November. An international press conference and opening events will be held during the two days.

Taipei Biennial 2018 – An Embodiment of Ecological Issues
November 17, 2018 – March 10, 2019
Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM),
No.181, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist.,
Taipei City 10461, Taiwan

Claudia Malfitano

  • Curator of Taipei Biennial 2018, Francesco Manacorda ©Taipei Fine Arts Museum Curator of Taipei Biennial 2018, Francesco Manacorda ©Taipei Fine Arts Museum