The press conference of the 12th Shanghai Biennale ‘Yubu’ Urban Project was held on October 26, 2018 at the Swatch Peace Art Hotel Center to introduce the ‘Shanghai Project of the Shanghai Biennale’ ‘ As the city’s business card and cultural brand in Shanghai, the Shanghai Biennale has always been committed to a positive dialogue between contemporary art and culture and the thriving Shanghai city. The Shanghai Biennale Urban Project started in 2012 and is an integral part of the Shanghai Biennale. The 12th Shanghai Biennale will be set up in partnership with partners such as Shanghai Swatch Peace Hotel Art Center, Shanghai Oil Tank Art Center, Stopwatch, Ascension • New Office, Sinan Residence, Surging • City Hall Exhibition halls, theaters, laboratories, sound fields, dispatched historical archeological teams and local actors, to provide the public with a different perspective of observation and life, and once again excavate Shanghai’s cultural charm.
Swatch Art Peace Center Shanghai
Mr René Lorenceau, CEO of Swatch Art Hotel Peace
Ms. Gong Yan, curator of Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art
Mr. Cuauhtémoc Medina, Chief Curator of Shanghai Biennale 2018
Ms. Chen Suzhen, President of Swatch Group China, took a group photo with guests
The 12th Shanghai Biennale-Urban Project
The exhibition network of the 12th Shanghai Biennale will expand the nomadic lands to urban space. The Swatch Peace Art Hotel on the Bund is an important reference in Shanghai’s vibrant contemporary art scene. As one of the venues for this year’s Shanghai Biennale “Urban Project”, it will open its doors to the public on November 9, 2018. Bring the work ‘Titan Connection’ by Taiwanese artist Yao Ruizhong across photography, installation and painting. With the help of 300 photographs and 3 frequency images, the work presents the concept of ‘eternal reincarnation’, and attempts to explore the spectacle of desire displayed by folk religious beliefs through huge idols. Shanghai Oil Tank Art Center will display the Prussian Blue by Mexican artist Yishai Jusidman and the multimedia works created by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda.
* The above-mentioned city exhibition halls will start concurrently with the exhibition of the main venue of the 12th Shanghai Biennale, and the exhibition period will last for nearly 4 months.
About Shanghai Biennale
Founded in 1996, Shanghai Biennale is the oldest and most influential international contemporary art biennial in China, and one of the most important biennials in Asia. The Shanghai Biennale has always been based on the city of Shanghai, bringing together the best and most cutting-edge international curator and artist resources, exploring the interactive relationship between urban culture, contemporary art, and the public, becoming a large-scale international gathering in Shanghai every two years. Contemporary art exhibition and communication platform.
About Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art
Founded on October 1, 2012, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art is the first public contemporary art museum in mainland China and the main venue of the Shanghai Biennale.
More about Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai
Swatch loves art and believes that artists and the ideas, freedom, vitality and dedication they display can change the world and make everything better. Swatch has been associated with the arts for more than 30 years, and has worked closely with artists around the world. Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai is an ideal continuation of the brand’s commitment to supporting art.