Making Worlds: The 53rd Venice Biennale
Volume 8, Number 5, September/October 2009
by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker
In this review of the 53rd Venice Biennale, Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker references the 2008 Guangzhou Triennial’s theme of “farewell to postcolonialism” as a jumping off point to explore how the representation in Venice of artists of Chinese descent, both from mainland China and the diaspora, exhibits more self-determined identities than it did during the past decade.
53rd Venice Biennale, Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Homi K. Bhabha, 2008 Guangzhou Triennial, GZT, farewell to postcolonialism, Gao Shiming, postcolonial inclusion, alternative modernity, What is to Come, Lu Hao, Zhao Li, the other, post-West, China Pavilion, Fang Lijun, He Jinwei, He Sen, Liu Ding, Qiu Zhijie, Zeng Fanzhi, Zeng Hao, Hong Kong Pavilion, Making (Perfect) World, Pak Sheung Chuen, Tobias Berger, The Horizon Placed at Home, Half Soul, Half Body, Macau Pavilion, Divergence, Lee Yee Kee, Bonnie Leong Mou Cheng, Kitty Leung Mou Kit, João Ó Bruno Soares, Kent, Leong Chi Kin, Taiwan Pavilion, Foreign Affairs: Artists from Taiwan, Hsieh Ying-Chun, Chen Chieh-Jen, Chien-Chi Chang, Cheng-Ta Yu, Fang-Wei Chang, Ventriloquists, Liang Mei-Lan, Emily Su, Empire’s Borders I, Singapore Pavilion, Ming Wong, Lim Chwee Seng, Tang Fu Kuen
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