'In an era of technological innovation and media staturation, the theme of this biennale is extremely significant. When technology is changing our way of thinking and living, such weighty questions concern us: how to strengthen our intellect and expand our vision, how to enrich human expression? the curatorial concept of the 2004 Shanghai Biennale "Techniques of the Visible" addresses these concerns. The exhibition aims to build a reciprocal relationship between technology and humanity by exploring the image-making technology, media history, and the influence of media on human existance.' - Fang Zengxian, Director of the 2004 Shanghai Biennale Academic Committee/Director of Shanghai Art Museum.

The catalogue includes preface by Chen Xiejun, forewords by Ma Bomin and Fang Zengxian, descriptions of works and artist biographies. There is also an explanation on the structure of the exhibition and the featured works in the catalogue are put together based on this structure.

Artists representing the Hongkong Art Centre: John Chan Yufung, Ip Kingfung, Akin Vong Vai Kin, Joey Kan Chung Yee, Yeung Lok Man, Kong Waiyi, Ng Szechun, Wong Sze Ka, Cammy Kwok, Lam Waikit, Woo Lingling, Ho Yuejuin, Hamlet Lin Yiubong, Chan Waimo, Ng Sze Ming, Kal Ng, So Manyee, Shum Wingman, John Ho, Albert Yu.

Artists representing Videotage: Maggie Chan, Terry Lai, Phoebe Man, Derek Hui, Jamsen Law

Other participating artists include, Tariq Alvi, Tania Bruguera, N+N Corsino, Robert Cahen, William Russell Pensyl, Mauricio Dias & Walter Riedweg, Gonzalo Diaz, Stan Douglas, Touhami Ennadre, Coco Fusco, Group Muro Sur, Philipp Lachenmann, Yuri Leiderman, Oswaldo Macia, Fabian Marcaccio, Sebastian Diaz Morales, Keith Piper, Kerim Ragimov, Michal Rovner, Graciela Sacco, Berni Searle, Cindy Sherman, Karla Solano, Humberto Velez, Julia Ventura, Bill Viola, Jeff Wall

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2004 Shang hai shuang nian zhan: Ying xiang sheng cun

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Ying - XU Jiang, 許江

Techniques of the Visible - Sebastian LOPEZ

The Meaning of Yingxiang - ZHENG Shengtian, 鄭勝天

Yingxiang Subvert Yingxiang - ZHANG Qing, 張晴

What is the reality you are talking about? - GAO Shiming, 高士明

Shanghai Biennale 2004: Techniques of the Visible
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Shanghai Biennale 2004: Techniques of the Visible, 2004上海雙年展:影像生存