Shanghai Biennale

November 23 2014 – March 31 2015

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Can the Sun Lie? The Social Factory, 10th Shanghai Biennale, China

Description: HD video projection with Chinese subtitles and headphones.

First launched in 1996, the Shanghai Biennale is not only China’s most established and influential international biennale of contemporary art, but also one of the most important biennales in Asia. With its changing theme every two years, the biennale has always taken Shanghai as its primary focus, gathering the most talented and cutting-edge international curators and artists at the pinnacle of the industry, to explore the ultimate connection between urban life, contemporary art and the public. It has also become a large-scale biennale platform in Shanghai for the exchange and exhibition of contemporary art pieces.

Curated by Anselm Franke

Anselm Franke is a curator and writer based in Berlin. He is Head of Visual Art and Film at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. In 2012, he curated the Taipei Biennial, Modern Monsters / Death and Life of Fiction. His project Animism was presented in Antwerp, Bern, Vienna, Berlin, New York, Shenzhen, Seoul and Beirut in various collaborations from 2010 to 2014. At the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, he co-curated The Whole Earth. California and the Disappearance of the Outside ( with Diedrich Diederichsen), and After Year Zero. Geographies of Collaboration (both 2013).

Artist Page in Catalogue

Link to video excerpt: Can the Sun Lie?

Travel grant provided by The Canada Council for the Arts.