'Under the theme of the "Great Theatre of the World", curators Bartemou Mari and Chia Chi Jason Wang have written relevant discourses and come up with a new vision for the development of international contemporary art in the 21st century. The exhibition seeks to provide an insightful dialogue in order to stimulate spectators to actively enter the space of the artist's works to explore their meanings. We hope that through the outstanding works with distinctive characters, techniques and references to the theatre, viewers can find a lucid way to understand the communications and expression's in today's society and re-examine life and the world with a broad outlook.' - abstract from preface by Tsai-Lang Huang, Director of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. This catalogue has forewords by Ying-jeou Ma, Mayor of Taipei and Lung Yingtai, Director of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taipei. Also included are statements on the artists as well as biographies. Also participating are the following non-Asian artists - Oladele Ajiboye Bamgboye, Miriam Backstrom, Tony Brown, Jim Campbell, Thomas Demand, Inaki Garmendia, Cristina Iglesias, Joan Jonas, Johannes Kahrs, Rita McBride, Asier Mendizabal, Muntadas, MVRDV (Group), Ursula Rogg, Glen Rubsamen, Nicolas Schoffer, Xavier Veilhan, Lawrence Weiner, Edwin Zwakman.
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Sculpture in Tongues

- Bartomeu MARI

From Shadow Magic to the Spectacle

- WANG Chiachi Jason, 王嘉驥

The Allegorical Image as a Common Strategy: Calderon's 'The Great Theatre of the World' and Contemporary Culture

- ERDOCIA Carlolina

Ater the Storyteller...


2002 Taipei Biennial: Great Theatre of the World
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2002 Taipei Biennial: Great Theatre of the World, 2002台北雙年展: 世界劇場