The Second Yinchuan Biennale has announced its list of participating artists for 2018. Titled Starting from the Desert. Ecologies on the Edge, the biennale’s theme looks at the specific geographical region of the Silk Road trade route that historically connected continents and cultures. Adopting an ‘archaeological’ approach to explore concepts such as hybridisation, geo-economics and the macro-society, the biennale will be presented in four sections: ‘Nomadic Space and Rural Space’ (on interactions with the physical environment), ‘Labor-in-Nature and Nature-in-Labor’ (focusing on forces of production, exploitation and appropriation), ‘The Voice and The Book’ (on the production of knowledge) and ‘Minorities and Multiplicity’.
Under the artistic direction of Marco Scotini and a curatorial team of Andris Brinkmanis, Paolo Caffoni, Zasha Colah and Lu Xinghua, the biennale will include ancient artefacts from public museums and private collections along with newly commissioned works. Ninety participating artists have been chosen from over 30 regions – with a particular focus on Mongolia, Central and Southeast Asia.
The participating artists are: Ravi Agarwal, Vyacheslav Akhunov, Navjot Altaf, Can Altay, Nazgol Ansarinia, Arahmaiani and Wukir Suryadi, Said Atabekov, Baatarzorig Batjargal, Sammy Baloji, Massimo Bartolini, Felice Beato, Erick Beltrán, Alighiero Boetti, Nomin Bold, Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining), Filipa César, Sheba Chhachhi, Nikhil Chopra, Emory Douglas, Duan Zhengqu, Enkhbold Togmidshiirev, Peter Fend, Mariam Ghani, Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi, Piero Gilardi, Shiva Gor, Raphaël Grisey, Grupo Suma, Salima Hashmi, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Hiwa K, Ho Rui An, Huxian Peasant Painters (Chen Jianchun, Du Zhilian, Jiaoxi Culture Station, Li Fenglan, Li Naiti, Liu Huisheng, Ma Zhenlong, Wang Zhenying), Saodat Ismailova, Joris Ivens, Francesco Jodice, Alimjan Jorobaev, Kan Xuan, Muratbek Kasmalieva & Gulnara Djumaliev, Kimsooja, Li Juchuan, Li Binyuan, Liu Ding, Juan Pablo Macías, Taus Makhacheva, Mao Chenyu, Mao Tongqiang, Helen Mirra, Adrien Missika, Tina Modotti, Moataz Nasr, Pedro Neves Marques, Nils Norman, Uriel Orlow, Prabhakar Pachpute, Kyong Park, Gianni Pettena, Thao-Nguyen Phan, Justin Ponmany, Marjetica Potrč, Leang Seckon, Tsherin Sherpa, Karan Shrestha, Song Dong, Demetrio Stratos, Alexander Ugay, u-ra-mi-li (Iswar Srikumar & Anushka Meenakshi), Wang Sishun, Wang Wei, Penba Wangdu, WUXU Group, Xu Tan, Xu Bing, Yang Kailin, Sawangwongse Yawnghwe, Zai Tang, Katarina Zdjelar, Robert Zhao Renhui, Zheng Bo, Zhuang Hui Press contact
The Second Yinchuan Biennale will open on 9 June 2018, at MOCA Yinchuan
6 April 2018