Taipei Biennial 2014: The Great Acceleration, 2014 台北雙年展: 劇烈加速度

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Catalogue published in conjunction with ‘Taipei Biennial 2014: The Great Acceleration’ at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum from September 2014 to January 2015.

‘Human activity has been transforming the planet for millennia. All the ecosystems now bear the mark of human presence, but the scale and speed of change in the last 60 years, called by scientists The Great Acceleration, also led them to name anthropocene this new geological epoch—an era marked by the strong impact of human activities upon the atmospherical and geological evolution of planet earth.

Taipei Biennial 2014 uses this image in order to examine how contemporary art addresses this new contract between human beings, animals, vegetables, machines, products and objects. How does today’s art define and represent our space-time ? The exhibition will highlight the way artists focus on links, chainings, connections and mutations: how they envision planet earth as a huge network, where new states of matter and new forms of relations appear…’ – from the website of Taipei Biennial 2014

Revolving around the theme of ‘Coactivity’, the Taipei Biennial 2014 features works of 52 artists or art collectives from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. A short description of works of each participating artist is included in this catalogue.

Please note that only artists of Asian descent are listed.