Event: Yinchuan Biennale
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art in Yinchuan, Ningxia, Yinchuan, China
Even before it opened, the inaugural Yinchuan Biennale was already one of the most buzzed-about events of the annual art calendar. With its heavy-hitting lineup of 80 internationally acclaimed artists such as Anish Kapoor, this was supposed to put the city and its impressive contemporary art museum on the map. Prior to opening, however, popular Chinese artist and provocateur Ai Weiwei's controversial piece Redline was pulled from the program, igniting a storm of controversy. The remaining exhibitions and the chance to better understand the complex Chinese art world more than merit a visit.
Photos courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art in Yinchuan.
Published on Oct 17, 2016