Impossible Dreams, 23 Apr 2022 — 27 Nov 2022
Collateral Events

Impossible Dreams

An official collateral event of the 59th Venice Biennale.

Palazzo delle Prigioni, Castello 4209

Title: Impossible Dreams
Organized by: Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Venue: Palazzo delle Prigioni

Impossible Dreams acknowledges the constraints of the prevailing crisis and at the same time works towards the realisation of a possibility. Impossible means “not-yet possible,” a description of a condition and a hope for better things, persons, and worlds to come. Just like dreams arising from trauma and bodies and spirits migrating across different realms, the project is a work of memory and conversation.

Since the opening of the Taiwan exhibition at the 46th Venice Biennale at the Palazzo delle Prigioni in 1995, Taiwan has organised 13 iterations of engaged and inspiring presence. For 2022 they bring together archives and selected pieces from previous Taiwan exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, reflecting on the presentation of vital Taiwanese cultural contexts and perspectives through a wide range of contemporary art that sharply and decisively responds to the urgencies of history, society, and everyday life.

The exhibition moves across two sections: archival display and public events, both of which are meant to be viewed as interacting platforms, speaking to each other and prompted by each other’s materials. They are not separate curatorial initiatives but assemblies that address memory (archive) and presence (event). The archive becomes an aesthetic event, and the event becomes a deliberative archive.

Contacts & Details

Palazzo delle Prigioni

23 April – 25 September, 11 am – 7 pm
27 September – 27 November, 10 am – 6 pm


Palazzo delle Prigioni, Castello 4209
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