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An Embodiment of Ecological Issues: Curators Discuss the Theme of Taipei Biennial 2018

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Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda, the curators of the Taipei Biennial 2018 discussed today at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) the curatorial strategy for the upcoming biennial (November 17, 2018 – March 10, 2019).
The centre of the 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.

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 explains, 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.

Claudia Malfitano

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