This is the catalogue of the 9th Shanghai Biennale from October 2012 to March 2013. Relocated to the Shanghai Power Station of Art, a converted power plant, this edition is titled 'Reactivation'. '"Reactivation" focuses on urban memory and the [World Expo 2010]'s resources, getting its finger on the pulse of China's modernization, vividly clarifying the mission of contemporary art to be a source of care and change. The key phrase "Intergrouth [sic] is energy source, and others are mineral resources" reveals the core thought of cultural concern and switching of vital energy; it also emphasizes the important topic of cultural diversity and coexistence.' —Xu Jiang, Director of the Academic Committee of the 9th Shanghai Biennale

The thematic exhibition is divided into four sections: Resources, Revisit, Reform, and Republic. In addition, the Biennale has for the first time employed an Inter-city Pavilions model to move towards further internationalization and to truly infuse the Biennale into the heart of the city. Also documented in this catalogue are special projects including the Shanghai Ark and Zhongshan Park Project, and the workshop series 'Academy of Reciprocal Enlightenment'.

Please note only Asian artists are listed below. Other Asian participants include Eungie Joo, Caochangdi Work Station, Cai Tai Ban, City University of Hong Kong & Dunhuang Academy, China.
Alternative title

Chong xin fa dian: di jiu jie shang hai shuang nian zhan

Access level

Onsite

Location code EX.CHN.SHB.2012
Language

Chinese - Simplified, 

English

Publication/Creation date

2012

No of pages

536

ISBN / ISSN

9780988257511

No of copies

2

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
Electrifying Art

- XU Jiang, 許江

Notes to Map of Reactivation

- QIU Zhijie, 邱志傑

Towards the Super-Social: Art in the Age of Urgency

- Boris GROYS

Reactivation and Asian Energy

- CHANG Tsongzung Johnson, 張頌仁

Complexities Are Possible: Toward a Curatorial Anthropology

- Jens HOFFMANN

Notes to Map of the Inter-City Pavilion

- QIU Zhijie, 邱志傑

Notes to Map of Zhongshan Park

- QIU Zhijie, 邱志傑

Calling Forth the Artistic Power of Poetry

- LO Hsiuchih, 羅秀芝

Notes to Map of the Academy of Reciprocal Enlightenment

- QIU Zhijie, 邱志傑

Word in Transition, Imagination in Flux: Contexts of Asian Circle of Thought 2012 Shanghai (Extract)

- CHEN Kuanhsing, 陳光興

Reactivation: 9th Shanghai Biennale
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Reactivation: 9th Shanghai Biennale, 重新發電:第九屆上海雙年展

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