This catalogue was published on the occasion of China's participation in the 52nd Venice Biennale. For the exhibition, curator Hou Hanru has invited four female artists, Shen Yuan, Yin Xiuzhen, Kan Xuan and Cao Fei to create new and site-specific projects. Shen Yuan proposes to create a new installation in the Virgini Garden entitled le Premiere Voyage. Consisting of enlarged milk bottles and pacifiers, and a video showing documentaries of the first trips made by adopted children to the West, she explores an increasingly frequent phenomenon in the age of global communication and migration. Yin Xiuzhen names her work Arsenale after its site. She installs in the petrol warehouse (Cisterne Building) with over 100 pieces of "Weapon TV Towers" to create a real "Armoury". Using the venue of the petrol warehouse in a radically decreet way, Kan Xuan shows a selection of her most significant video works on flat screen monitors and projection. Cao Fei's project manifests the fact that thousands of youngsters are deeply addicted to the virtual world created on the internet. The immensely popular online game "Second Life" provides them with a "3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents".

The present catalogue includes artist biographies and interviews by Evelyne Jouanno, Eungie Joo, Bianca Visser and Carolee Thea.

Alternative title

Ri chang qi ji (52 jie wei ni si shuang nian zhan zhong guo guan)

Access level

Onsite

Location code EX.ITA.EVM
Language

Chinese - Simplified, 

English

Publication/Creation date

2007

No of pages

146

ISBN / ISSN

9787532131792

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
Building Bridges That One Cannot Across: Interview with Shen Yuan

- Evelyne JOUANNO

Presence and Absence: Interview with Yin Xiuzhen

- Eungie JOO, 주은지

Our Actions Are Ruled by Two Organs: The Brain and the Heart - Interview with Kan Xuan

- Bianca VISSER

Cao Fei/China Tracy: Interview with Cao Fei

- Carolee THEA

Everyday Miracles

- HOU Hanru, 侯瀚如

Everyday Miracles: Four Woman Artists in the Chinese Pavilion - 52nd International Art Exhibition /
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Everyday Miracles: Four Woman Artists in the Chinese Pavilion - 52nd International Art Exhibition / Venice Biennale 2007, 日常奇蹟 (52屆威尼斯雙年展中國館)