The Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) has appointed French curator Corinne Diserens as guest curator for the Taipei Biennial 2016 after thorough internal and external consultations, comprehensive assessments, and communications and discussions based on written proposals, multiple video conversations, and site visits. Taipei Biennial 2016 is scheduled to be on view from September 10, 2016 to February 5, 2017.
Held every two years to promote contemporary art within a global perspective, Taipei Biennial is one of the most pivotal international exhibitions organized by TFAM. As one of Asia’s longest running biennials, Taiwan’s contemporary art has experienced rapid growth and increasing internationalization in the last two decades with the biennial trend gaining traction worldwide. Also with the arrival of post-modernism, widespread observation and critique of post-colonial positionality has been the focal point of various sectors of regional and global art scenes. Taipei Biennial 2016 marks the tenth in the series since the Biennial began in 1998, bearing witness to nearly 20 years of transmutation and narrative transformation in a global and geo-cultural context.
In light of this, the 10th Taipei Biennial is committed to developing a multidirectional interactive platform that extends its longstanding emphasis on geopolitical relevance and on critical issues of the day. Unlike the occurrence of a singular event, the 10th edition of the Taipei Biennial aims to construct a uniquely pan-Asian and Taiwan-specific vision to promote exchanges in regional and international art circles through conversations with the guest curator, in the hope of developing the unique, transforming, and fluctuating role of the Taipei Biennial in the midst of a global deluge of biennials.
Taipei Biennial 2016
Exhibition period: Sept. 10, 2016 – Feb. 5, 2017
Venue: 1F – 2F Gallery, TFAM
Taipei Biennial Retrospective 1996 – 2014
Exhibition period: Aug. 13, 2016 – Mar. 1, 2017
Venue: Gallery 3C, TFAM