The Infinite Conversations – Beijing Biennial
The Infinite Conversations
25 November 2022 – 12 February 2023
The exhibition The Infinite Conversations attempts to explore contemporary art’s dialogues with historical memory, ecological environment and natural science respectively.
Personal experience involved in digital image: Digital technology makes global image resource shared across regions, ages and fields possible, and leads to image overflowing and overproduction. The reuse, criticism and reconstruction of historical memory legacy and the constantly derived digital images constitute an important dimension and methodology for artists to interpret and narrate their personal experience.
Ecological environment involved in the generative process of artistic creation: the environment where individuals and groups grow, inhabit or migrate has always been an important art theme. The creation form of this dimension has already gone beyond the selection and application of local materials. At present, many artists create with natural forces, such as climate, wind, water, cultivation, and others, so the works themselves constitute a mixed ecosystem.
Natural discipline involved in art ideas: historical achievements and latest discoveries from the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy and life sciences, as well as metaphysical rational reflection, through the artist’s interpretation and imagination correspond to an reveal different layers under the world’s appearance with various expression structures. Meanwhile, they are related to the reflection of modernity and society of spectacle.
National Base for International Cultural Trade
3 Tianzhujinhang East Road
Curator Zhu Zhu
Artists Doug Aitken, Chen Chieh-Jen, Yang Fudong, Ian Cheng, Fanny Gicquel, Mona Hatoum, Carsten Höller, Rebecca Horn, Channa Horwitz, Lin Ke, Nawa Kohei, Alicja Kwade, Lawrence Lek, Hao Liang, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Michal Martychowiec, Haroon Mirza, Tony Oursler, Paola Pivi, Robert Zhao Renhui, Ugo Rondinone, Rachel Rose, Thomas ruff, Wilhelm Sasnal, Zhou Tao, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille, He Xiangyu, Qiu Xiaofei and others