Na Buqi’s work will be featured at the 58th Venice Biennale in the Central exhibition “May You Live in Interesting Times” curated by Ralph Rugoff.
Artist Na Buqi with her work at C Space in Beijing Novembre 2018 ©LUCILLE ENEL
Curator Ralph Rugoff about his concept:
“At a moment when the digital dissemination of fake news and ‘alternative facts’ is corroding political discourse and the trust on which it depends, it is worth pausing whenever possible to reassess our terms of reference. The 58th International Art Exhibition will not have a theme per se, but will highlight a general approach to making art and a view of art’s social function as embracing both pleasure and critical thinking. Artists who think in this manner offer alternatives to the meaning of so-called facts by suggesting other ways of connecting and contextualising them.”
Beside Chen Qi, Feijun, He Xiangyu and Geng Xue have been chosen to represent China at the Venice Biennale and will present works in the Chinese Pavilion.
Poetry of Michelangelo, 2015, video still ©GENG XUE https://www.dangrove.net/portfolio/geng-xue-%E8%80%BF%E9%9B%AA/