REVIEWS

/ CAROL YINGHUA LU
Taipei Biennial 2012 & the 9th Shanghai Biennale 2012

TAIPEI FINE ARTS MUSEUM / POWER STATION OF ART, Taipei / Shanghai

Bavamd Behpoor, Reza Abedini, Martyrs Museum (detail), 2012.
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Carol Yinghua Lu

Anselm Franke, curator of the Taipei Biennial 2012, once remarked that art is a specialized language that shouldn’t be downplayed for popular appeal. True to his ideals, nearly all the works that filled the three-floor building of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum required a certain degree of intellectual engagement from the viewers, while offering little visual sensation. ... continue reading

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