Greater Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Art 2020 | Authentic World
Exhibition Date: 2020.10.30 (Fri.)－12.31 (Thu.)
Curator: 陳志誠 博士 Dr. Chih-Cheng CHEN
Project Director: 羅景中 Jing-Zhong LUO
Coordinators: 莊哲瑋 Che-Wei CHUANG, 陳彥伶 Yen-Ling CHEN
Venues: 臺藝大藝術聚落、九單藝術實踐空間 NTUA Our Museum
Opening party: 2020.10.30（Fri.）14:00H
Official website: https://www.gtbca.com/home
About Authentic World
Finding its foundation in the “Authentic World”, the third Greater Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Art sends out an invitation to worldwide experts, artists, poets, industries, organizations, and research organizations of different fields of study and expects them to present different horizons from various aspects such as folk art, history, religions, nature, science, technology, literature, and visual culture, focusing on the essentially authentic world. These horizons may occasionally merge, co-exist, rely on each other or are mutually exclusive when it comes to contact with the reality; however, some kinds of essential truth are probably hidden. The Greater Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Art will unveil the truth and light up the unreachable parts that these horizons have not yet reached so as to show the “arche” of the world. Every piece of art and the collaborative efforts reflect the labour in the place, the disciplined processing, and the thoughts in practice, all the other ordinary stuff coming from each party involved, which ended up become the things which art communicate with and the materials of art. As time goes on, the effort made by experts of different fields causes the afterimage in the authentic world and crystalizes in the venue of art, within which these visions partially reveal themselves and obscurely speak of the truth of the art world.
The third Greater Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Art 2020 proposes the four practical subjects, overlapping each other and arousing the momentum of creation: “Art on the Topics of Everyday Life” uses stuff of the ordinary life and “The Afterimage of the Authentic World” as the source of inspiration to trace the unreachable contour of the world. In “Whether the World Is Authentic”, one will find that the authentic world reveal itself like how it is supposed to do. “The Tourist Guide of the World” invites wandering souls to travel in its and have them roam around “NTUA Art Village” and “9 Art Space”. Meanwhile, the “Artistic Dwelling Project” embellishes the biennial, with artists staying in a building loaded with local history to cohabitating with the biennial itself.