The 7th Guangzhou Triennial hosted by the Guangdong Museum of Art will open on January 10, 2023. The curatorial team includes the chief curator Wang Shaoqiang and four curators, Wu Hongliang, Philip Dodd, Thomas Eller, and Jiang Jun.
The theme of the “Guangzhou Triennial”, "Symphony of All the Changes", heralds an unveiling of a new and contemporary landscape of change within change. From a historical perspective, we think about this change. From the vantage of contemporary observation, we adapt to and conceive possible future transformation, reflecting the brighter moments of the times and their effects, encompassed by narratives unspooling from a few fragmented words.
The "Bumps on the Edges" section unveils a distinct form of writing concerning Chinese contemporary art samples. The "Immanence" section, which also focuses on the development of Chinese contemporary art, reflects on the changes and development of "Chineseness" in the context of globalization. In the "In Praise of Slow Art: When All That Is Solid Melts Into Air" section, artistic practice turns to a rethinking of ontological values. In the section "Touch Screen/Me", we discuss how to live and work with the changing ethics of humanity vis-à-vis nature, vis-à-vis technology, vis-à-vis the material and immaterial, when that technology is deeply embedded in and influences the development of human society.
It has been more than 20 years since the first Guangzhou Triennial was held. We have always hold a rigorous and independent academic standpoint, to focus, to feel, to think, and to express. As an established exhibition mechanism, the Triennial is not only an art linkage from an international perspective, but also a witness to the development of Chinese contemporary art. Meanwhile, the dynamic exhibition mechanism has become a spiritual force, absorbing the “vanguard” cultural spirits from Guangzhou, a lavish and inclusive city, and constantly expanding a broader communication platform. It’s a gathering and restart, at the beginning of the year, let us connect, integrate and reborn through the practice and creation of the 7th Guangzhou Triennial.
works are listed in no particular order
Sui Jianguo(China), The Garden in Data Cloud-24Moments
installation, 3D printing photosensitive resin & steel pipe structure,
Courtesy of the artist and Sui Jianguo Studio
Xu Bing (China), The Seven-character Poetry Collection of Small Enterprises