Chengdu to hold the first Anren Biennale
The first Anren Biennale will be held at Anren Township, Chengdu from Oct.28, 2017 to Feb.28, 2018. Entitled "today’s yesterday", the exhibition will combine Anren's human and cultural landscape with its future developments through the works of over 140 domestic and foreign artists, some of which have been featured at La Biennale di Venezia and Kassel Documenta. Most of the participating artists have been commissioned to creaste work for this year's biennial. Situated at the intersection of globalization and locally embedded discourses, Anren functions here to express an approach to contemporary art that seeks to move away from symbolization and flattening conceptualizing impulses prevalent in certain traditions of contemporary art.