11.05.2018 - 29.06.2018
First Shenzhen Contemporary Art Biennale will be held from May 11 to July 29 2018.
Despite the new directional and managerial asset, the reduction of the artists number and the new exhibition plans, Maurizio Donzelli and Laura Renna will be among the participating artists of this edition.
Dedicated to the theme "Open Source", curated by Zehui Tang and Janet Fong, Shenzhen Biennale will be held in the Luohu Art Museum and is supported by the Shenzhen Government and partially by the Shenzhen Cultural Development Funds.
The theme of the Biennale is "Open Source": a clear derivation from the hypertechnological world, it is through this concept that the curators believe that the individual and collective identities of the city of Shenzhen can be understood, and manifest itself in all of its different facets. On the one hand, Shenzhen is indeed China's most high tech venue, mega companies there such as Tencent and Huawei. On the other hand, metaphorically speaking, Shenzhen is "Open Source" as it is an historically powerful trading, economic, technological and social platform.
Starting from this premises Donzelli and Renna have reflected, conceived and designed two monumental, public, site-specific works, entirely produced by the Shenzhen Biennale, that will be exhibited in the Luohu Art Museum.