The 台北市立美術館 Taipei Fine Arts Museum announced the theme of the 台北雙年展 2004 Taipei Biennale on Friday, called Do You Believe in Reality?, and curated by Amy Cheng Huei-hau from Taiwna and Barbara M. R. Vanderlinden from Belgium. Tawian News.com interviewed Vanderlinden on the weekend.
Huang Tsai-lang (黃才郎), the Taipei Fine Arts Museum Director said that the 2004 Taipei Biennale represents a return to the idea of ‘civilian rights’ in the wake of the globalization of culture that erodes paradigms of difference.
The theme aims to address the past representation of art as differentiated by various cultures or ethnic groups or by the locale in which it was produced.
According to Vanderlinden, the exhibition will be divided into three different parts, presented in the lobby of the museum, the halls of the building itself and outside of the complex.
“There will be 35 to 36 participants coming from all parts of the world, including Africa, Europe, U.S., South America and especially South-East Asia. In the lobby, there will be a large scale painting and architectural structure accomplished by the collaboration of different artists,” said Vanderlinden.