The Taipei Biennial will be hosting a massive group exhibition titled The Great Acceleration at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum from September 12 to January 4.
With The Great Acceleration, curator Nicolas Bourriaud takes this year’s curatorial topic, Art and Its New Ecosystem: A Global Set of Relations, to explore the acceleration of industrialisation, the dawn of the Anthropocene era, and the collapse of the “human scale”.
Taking the concept that “contemporary art is a gateway between the human and the nonhuman”, Bourriaud presents The Great Acceleration as a tribute to this “assumed parallelism between the different kingdoms and their negotiations”.
With works by over 50 artists spanning five continents – including Alisa Baremboym, Pamela Rosenkranz, Marlie Mul, and Timur Si-Qin – The Great Acceleration explores the properties of materials “informed” by human activity, seen through the videos of participating artists Ian Cheng, Rachel Rose and Camille Henrot, or through the transposition of lightness of pixels onto monumental objects by Neil Beloufa and David Douard.
See the Taipei Biennial exhibition page for details. **