Curated by Liu Ding, Carol Yinghua Lu , and Su Wei, the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale is a research-based exhibition consisting of various components: Unexpected Encounters, an examination of individual practices in China from 1989 to 2000; What You See is What I See, a grouping of recent works made by Chinese artists and artists from all over the world; and Public Projects, four special commissions for public venues. In the exhibition, artworks made from 1989 to 2000 in China in Unexpected Encounters and recent works by Chinese and international artists in What You See is What I See will intermingle with each other in the exhibition, rather than being presented in two sections. The exhibition opens on 12 May 2012.
Participating artists and documentations
Chinese Contemporary Artists Agenda (1994, a publication of artists proposals edited by Wang Luyan , Wang Youshen , Chen Shaoping, and Wang Jianwei ) and 45 Degree as a Reason and Agreed to the Date 26 November 1994 as a Reason (1995, 1994, two postcard-based exhibitions curated by Geng Jianyi), Black Cover Book, White Cover Book, Grey Cover Book (19941997, a publication initiated and edited by Ai Weiwei , Xu Bing , and Zeng Xiaojun ), Chen Shaoxiong (b. 1962, Shantou/China), Chen Zhou (b. 1987, Zhejiang/China), Josef Dabernig (b. 1956, Austria), Ding Yi (b. 1962, Shanghai/China), Fang Lu (b. 1981, Guangzhou/China), Laura Oldfield Ford (b. 1973, Halifax/UK), Simon Fujiwara (b. 1982, London/UK), Gu Dexin (b. 1962, Beijing/China), Guan Xiao (b. 1983, Chongqing/China), Hao Jingban (b. 1985, Shanxi/China), Hu Yun (b. 1986, Shanghai/China), Huang Ran (b. 1982, Xichang/China), Huang Yongping (b. 1954, Xiamen/China), Lee Mingwei (b. 1964, Taiwan/China), Li Yongbin (b. 1963, Beijing/China), Li Fuchun (b. 1983, Jilin/China), Li Ran (b. 1986, Hubei/China), Li Yu (b. 1973, Wuhan/China) + Liu Bo (b. 1977, Shishou/China), Lin Yilin (b. 1964, Guangzhou/China), Liu Shiyuan (b. 1985, Beijing/China), Lu Zhengyuan (b. 1982, Liaoning/China), Darius Mikys (b. 1969, Kaunas/Lithuania), Haroon Mirza (b. 1977, London/UK), Nástio Mosquito (b. 1981, Angola), Qian Weikang (b. 1963, Shanghai/China), Kelly Schacht (b. 1983, Belgium), Shi Chong (b. 1963, Huangshi/China), Song Dong (b. 1966, Beijing/China), Sui Jianguo (b. 1956, Qingdao/China), Tsang Kinwah (b. 1976, Shantou/China), Katleen Vermeir (b. 1973, Belgium) & Ronny Heiremans (b. 1962, Belgium), Danh Vo (b. 1975, Vietnam), Wang Gongxin (b. 1960, Beijing/China), Wang Guangyi (b. 1957, Harbin/China), Wang Jianwei (b. 1958, Sichuan/China), Wang Luyan (b. 1956, Beijing/China), Wang Xingwei (b. 1969, Shenyang/China), Wang Youshen (b. 1964, Beijing/China), Wild (1997, a publication of site-specific projects curated by Song Dong , Guo Shirui , and Pang Lei ), Wu Wenguang (b. 1956, Kunming/China), Xu Bing (b. 1955, Chongqing/China), Yan Xing (b. 1986, Chongqing/China), Yu Honglei (b. 1984, Inner Mongolia/China), Zhang Enli (b. 1965, Jilin/China), Zhang Peili (b. 1957, Hangzhou/China), Zhang Xiaogang (b. 1958, Kunming/China), Zhou Tiehai (b. 1966, Shanghai/China), Zhu Jia (b. 1963, Beijing/China)
Artists: Ai Weiwei , Xu Bing , Zeng Xiaojun , Chen Shaoxiong , Chen Zhou , Josef Dabernig , Ding Yi , Fang Lu , Laura Oldfield Ford , Simon Fujiwara , Gu Dexin , Guan Xiao , Hao Jingban , Hu Yun , Huang Ran , Huang Yongping , Lee Mingwei , Li Yongbin , Li Fuchun , Li Ran , Li Yu , Liu Bo , Lin Yilin , Liu Shiyuan , Lu Zhengyuan , Darius Mikys , Haroon Mirza , Nástio Mosquito , Qian Weikang , Kelly Schacht , Shi Chong , Song Dong , Sui Jianguo , Tsang Kinwah , Katleen Vermeir , Ronny Heiremans , Danh Vo , Wang Gongxin , Wang Guangyi , Wang Jianwei , Wang Luyan , Wang Xingwei , Wang Youshen , Song Dong , Guo Shirui , Pang Lei , Wu Wenguang Xu Bing , Yan Xing , Yu Honglei , Zhang Enli , Zhang Peili , Zhang Xiaogang , Zhou Tiehai , Zhu Jia